Food safety and standards

3. Setting up a new food business

If you're planning to start a new catering business, or taking over a catering business, you must register your premises with us at least 28 days before opening.

Information about the steps to take before opening a food business can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.

If you require an advisory visit prior to setting up/opening your business you can request one by calling 0161 474 4181 or emailing

Food premises registration

To register a food premises you'll need to complete our online form.