If you operate a 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) premises of the following nature:
- meat processing plants
- meat preparation plants
- minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
- cold stores
You should contact the Environmental Health Section to determine if you require approval.
Who Can Apply?
There are no restrictions as to the individuals whom may apply for a licence.
What legislation governs this application?
Do I have to pay an application fee?
There is no fee payable for this application.
How long will it take to process my application and will implied consent apply?
Your application will take up to 28 days to process. Implied consent will not apply. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within 28 days please contact us.
Can I appeal if my application is unsuccessful?
Please contact the Environmental Health Section in the first instance regarding any returned or refused licence applications.
Should you wish to make a complaint please contact the Environmental Health Section.