Food Premises Registration

Anyone running a food business must tell us about any premises used for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food.  Food premises include:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Cafes
  • Shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Staff canteens
  • Food businesses run from home
  • Warehouses
  • Guest houses
  • Delivery vehicles
  • Market and other stalls
  • Moveable vehicles, e.g. vans

You must register your business with the Comhairle using our Food Registration Form (151.8kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) at least 28 days before opening, and registration is free.

It is not necessary to register if food is being handled at a one-off event or if food is prepared occasionally for coffee mornings or charity functions. We do recommend that advice is sought from Environmental Health regarding the safe handling and production of food.  There is Guidance available for charity and community groups providing food at such one-off events.

If you handle products of animal origin, you may require to become an Approved Premises .

Notifying of Changes to Food Premises

Once registered, it is only necessary to notify us of:

  • A change of food business operator
  • If the nature of the business changes
  • If there is a change of address

The new food business operator will have to complete a Food Registration Form (151.8kB)

Please Contact Us if you require further information.