Ryedale District Council


Food premises approval

Some food businesses manufacturing foods from raw (unprocessed) ingredients such as raw meat, unpasteurised milk and raw fish may require approval, especially if they do not sell them to the final consumer. If your business sells such products to supermarkets, catering premises or other shops you may require approval to do this. If you process meat (mincing or cutting primal joints) for caterers or others, you may also require approval.

The criteria for approval are higher than that for normal food business and there are requirements for an increased level of documentation and controls. The additional requirements then allow your business to sell throughout the UK and export your products to Europe once approved.

The approval criteria is complex and we advise that you speak to us to identify if you need approval. For further information, please submit an Enquiry Form.


Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 100 days.

If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please submit an Enquiry Form.


Apply for Approved Food Premises. You must tell us about any changes that may affect your existing Food Premises Approval.


Please contact the local authority in the first instance.


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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