When starting a food business the following items need to considered.
- Type of food business
- Town planning requirements
- Structural requirements
- Hygiene requirements
The food premise needs to be registered annually in accordance to the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974. The registration year runs from 1st July to 30th June.
If your food premise is a restaurant, café or takeaway outlet, you can be exempt from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and adopt a Food Control Plan under the Food Act 2014. This will become compulsory once the new Act comes into force by 1 March 2016. Please see our Food Act 2014 page for more details on this change.