Operating within the Shropshire Council Area
What is registration?
Registration of premises used for a food business (including market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures) is required by law.
Registration will allow Shropshire Council to keep an up-to-date list of all those premises in their area so they can visit them when they need to. The frequency of the visits will depend on the degree of risk involved.
Who needs to register?
If you intend to operate a food business, you must tell (or arrange for someone else to tell) Shropshire Council's Food Safety Team within Public Protection about any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food.
Food premises includes restaurants, hotels, cafés, shops supermarkets, staff canteens, kitchens in offices, warehouses, guest houses, delivery vehicles, buffet cars on trains, market and other stalls. With mobile vehicles, including hot dog and ice cream vans normally operating as a food business in connection with permanent premises such as a shop or warehouse, you only need to tell us how many vehicle's you have. You do not need to register each vehicle separately.
If you have one or more vehicles but no permanent premises, you must tell the authority where they are normally kept.
Anyone starting a new food business must register with us at least 28 days before doing so.
The majority of premises will have to be registered.
Additional information can be found on the European Union website links for summaries of regulations relating to food registrations.
How do I apply for registration?
The registration form can be sent to Shropshire Council via two ways:
This is available to download from this page or by contacting the Food Safety Team. If the form is sent to the wrong address your application will not take effect until it is received at the proper place.
Online applications are processed via the GOV.UK website in 5 simple steps
- Download the Application Form to your computer
- Complete the Application Form (and provide any supporting material requested)
- Submit the application (Your email address is required)
- Attach the completed Application Form (and any supporting material requested}
- Click Continue
The application is then submitted to Shropshire Council.
If you have any enquiries, the Food Safety Team will help you. It is an offence to give information which you know is false.
There is no fee for this application.
What happens to the information given on the form?
Shropshire Council will enter the details on its register. A register of the name of the business (if any), the address, telephone number and the type of business carried on at each will be open to inspection by the general public. Records of the other information provided will not be publicly available.
Once you have registered with us you only need notify Shropshire Council of a change of proprietor or if the nature of the business changes. The new proprietor will have to complete a registration form.
If Shropshire Council wishes to change the entry in the Register, with the exception of amending telephone numbers, because of information which it receives from someone else, you will be given 28 days notice and an opportunity to comment on the proposed change.
These notes are provided for information only and should not be regarded as a complete statement of law.