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 other supermarkets, catering premises or other shops you may require approval to to this.

The approval criteria is complex and we advise that you speak to the Consumer Protection Unit to identify if you need approval. If you process meat (mincing or cutting primal joints) for caterers or other such institutions you may also require approval.

The approval criteria are higher than that for normal food business and there are requirements on businesses 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.

For further information please email an Environmental Health Officer or telephone 01653 600666.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this Approval [(EC) No 853/2004].

How long will it take to receive the Approval?

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 contact us using the contact details below.

Apply Online

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

Failed Application Redress

Please contact the local authority in the first instance.

License Holder Redress

Please contact the local authority in the first instance.


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Malton, North Yorkshire
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