Registering your Food Business

Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans. If you have more than one premises, you will need to register all of them.

It is a legal requirement when starting up or taking over ownership of a food business to register with the Food Team at your local authority at least 28 days before operating. There is no charge for registration.

(Regulation (EC) No.852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs, Article 6(2))

Mobile food businesses

If you are operating a mobile food business the vehicle must be registered with the Council where it is stored / garaged overnight. Also if you are operating a mobile food business you should contact the Markets and Fairs Team on 9156970 who will advise on which streets street trading is prohibited.  

How to register

Register a food business online

Or alternatively download, print off and complete a paper application and return it to the address on the form

Contact Us

Food Safety Team LH Box 45 Loxley House Station Street Nottingham NG2 3NG United Kingdom
Tel: 0115 876 1488

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