Approved premises

Find out if your food business need to be registered or approved, how much an approval costs and who to contact if your food business requires approval.

Does my food business need to be registered or approved?

If you operate a food business within the East Riding you must, by law, register your premises with the food services team 28 days before operating.

Register a food business

If your food business makes, prepares or handles food of animal origin for supply to other businesses then, in most circumstances, the food business and its activities must be approved by the council.

What are foods of animal origin?

These include:

  • meat and poultry - whether fresh, frozen or cooked
  • meat products such as pies, sausage rolls, faggots, black pudding and bacon
  • raw or partially cooked minced meat or meat preparations such as sausages, burgers, marinated raw meat and kebab meat
  • fish and fish products such as fish fingers, prawns, lobsters, crabs and crayfish - whether dead or alive
  • live bivalve molluscs
  • ready meals containing fish or meat
  • milk and dairy products such as butter, cream, cheese, yoghurt, ice-cream
  • frogs legs and snails
  • rendered animal fats and other animal by-products such as gelatine, collagen, stomachs, bladders and intestines
  • honey and blood
  • highly-refined chondroitin sulphate, hyaluronic acid, other hydrolysed cartilage products, chitosan, glucosamine, rennet, isinglass and amino acids.

It is important that you contact the food services team if you think that your business requires approval. Officers will then assess the scale and nature of the business and advise you accordingly.

How much does it cost for approval?

There is no charge for approval of food business establishments.

Who do I need to contact if my food business requires approval?

You can contact the food services team by:


Telephone: (01482) 393939

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