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Food premises approval

Licence summary

If you operate food premises you may need to be approved by your local authority.

Examples of types of premises that are required to be approved by local authorities are stand alone (i.e. not attached to a slaughter house, cutting plant or game handling establishment):

  • meat processing plants
  • meat preparation plants
  • minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
  • cold stores

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence (new window)


No fee is required for this application.

Apply for it

Application for food premises approval 

  • Application to change a food premises approval

It is not currently possible to apply online for this licence. Please contact us to discuss your application.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Failed application redress / Licence holder redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer complaint 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice (new window) will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (new window).

Contact details

Food Safety, Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, CH7 6NF

Telephone: 01352 703386

Trade associations

Livestock & Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC)

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS)

National Federation of Meat and Food Traders

In partnership with EUGO