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Approved Food Premises

Although all food businesses need to register with their local authority, some types of food business need to submit an additional application form to become an Approved Food Business.

If your business is involved in the production of any of the foods listed below then you may need to apply to become an Approved Food Business:

  • Dairy Products
  • Egg Products
  • Egg Packing
  • Fish Products
  • Shellfish Purification
  • Meat Products
  • Minced Meat and Meat Preperation

How do I Apply?

By filling in the PDF File Link Food Approval Application Form (35kb) Approval is free. The application form must be sent to your local authority with the required additional documentation referred to in the application form.

Alternatively, because Approval of Food Businesses is covered by the European Services Directive, you can External Link Submit an Application Form Online using the gov.uk website.

If you would like to discuss your application before submission please contact us on the phone number below.

Once you have submitted your application form and accompanying documents to the local authority they will contact you to discuss your application in more detail and to inspect your premises.

Once you have been approved you will be inspected on a regular basis but you will need to notify your local authority of a change of food business operator, if the nature of the food business changes or if the business closes.

To inform us of a change to food business in Wealden you can either resubmit the PDF File Link Food Approval Application Form (35kb) or agin, you can External Link Notify us of the Change Online using the gov.uk website.

Please return the form to:

Public Protection Team

Wealden District Council

Vicarage Lane


East Sussex

BN27 2AX

Tel: 01323 443555
Fax 01323 443320
Email foodandsafety@wealden.gov.uk