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Food safety and standards

5. Setting up a new food business

If you are 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 4208 or emailing food.safety@stockport.gov.uk.

Food premises registration

To register a food premises by completing an online or downloadable application form. Please visit the food premises registration page for further information.