Approved food premises

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 local authorities are stand alone (ie not attached to a slaughter house, cutting plant or game handling establishment):
You should contact your local authority to see if you require approval.

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

Regulation Summary

See the External Links section on this page for the regulation summary.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. 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 a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service.

Apply online

Please use the link in the External Links section on this page.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Inverclyde Council in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Inverclyde Council in the first instance.

Trade Associations

See the External Links section on this page for links to the trade associations.

Page last updated: 10 June 2015