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Registration of Food Premises

Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans. If you use two or more premises, you will need to register all of them.

 

When starting a new food business you must register your premises with the Commercial Regulation Team at least 28 days before opening.

 

If you change the type or style of food you sell, or the owner of the business changes, you must notify us of the changes as soon as possible.

 

If food premises are used by several catering businesses (for example, a village hall or conference centre), the person who allows the premises to be used for this purpose is responsible for registering them.

 

To register your food business or advise us of any changes, please download and complete the form below, and return it to the Commercial Regulation Team, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP.

 

Please download a Registration of Food Premises form

 

Certain types of food business are exempt from registration.  Please contact us if you think you may be exempt.

 

DATA PROTECTION

Personal information provided in an application form and during the period of any subsequent registration is normally held for the life of the registration/application. It will be used primarily for the purpose of the food safety and standards function concerned although it may also be used for data matching purposes across various regulatory functions. Certain personal data will be available on the food safety and standards pages of the Council’s internet and as part of the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS).

Personal information held for food safety and standards purposes will be held and used in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. To assist the Council in the prevention and detection of fraud so that it can protect the public funds it administers the Council may use information provided for regulatory purposes within this Authority for data matching purposes. It may also data match information provided for regulatory purposes with other public bodies that regulate, administer or are in receipt of public funds for the purposes of the prevention and detection of fraud.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION / ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS

Information held by the Council may need to be disclosed in response to a request for it within the terms of the Freedom of the Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. This information excludes that which is in any other way already in the public domain.

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