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Food business - approval

Approval of food businesses which handle products of animal origin.

Licence summary

If you operate food premises you may need to be approved by your local authority.

Examples of types of premises that are required to be approved local authorities are stand alone (that is to say, not attached to a slaughter house, cutting plant or game handling establishment):

You should contact your local authority to see if you require approval.

Eligibility criteria: No provision in legislation

Regulation summary: A summary of the regulation relating to hygiene rules for food of animal origin

Application evaluation process: No provision in legislation

Will tacit consent apply? No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it.

You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online: Please use the links on the right.

Failed application redress: Please contact your Boston Borough Council in the first instance.

Licence holder redress: Please contact your Boston Borough Council in the first instance.

Consumer complaint: We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Adviceguide, self help from Citizens Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Trade associations:

For further information please telephone 01205 314248 or email

Related documents

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[392kb] Approved Premises Public Register Register of Approved Food Businesses

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