Food premises registration

Register a food business

If you have a food business in South Ayrshire such as a hotel, restaurant, cafe, takeaway, food shop, home catering business, or mobile food van, then you need to register with us.

Approved premises

If you manufacture or process products of animal origin may need to be approved rather than registered. If you require approval you must not operate your business until approval has been granted. More information can be found on our approved food premises page.

How to register

To start the registration process select the Register a food business button below to download and submit the form on the UK Government website.

You must complete the form at least 28 days before starting.

You must also tell us about any changes.

Register a food business

What happens next?

Depending on the nature of your business an officer will visit your premises within 25 or 50 working days to carry out an initial inspection of your premises. More information on what to expect from an inspection.

Will Tacit Consent apply?

This is only a registration so tacit consent does apply.

Environmental Health

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Tel: 0300 123 0900