When opening a food business, there are specific requirements before you can operate.
Find more information about the requirements below.
If you’re constructing a food premises from an empty shop, making changes to an existing food premises, or even considering using your own home kitchen commercially, please read the information below to help your journey.
Prior to buying an existing food premises business you may wish apply for a pre-purchase inspection report from our Environmental Health Officer team.
We will inspect the premises and compile a report detailing any issues with the physical premises from a food hygiene perspective which can alert you to any potential problems that will require fixing. Once you have purchased the business you will become responsible for fixing any works to ensure that the premises complies with legislative requirements.
Once you have purchased the premises, you are required to register your business.
All food businesses must either:
Your premises may also require development approval if you are operating a food premises.