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Food premises registration

If you're a food business operator in Brentwood, you need to register your business with us, 28 days before starting to trade.

Registration is a legal requirement and is free. Registered premises are inspected by Environmental Health Officers to ensure that food hygiene and safety requirements are met. We also inspect premises registered outside of the Borough, such as mobile vehicles.

We will acknowledge your application in writing and send you an Awaiting Inspection Food Hygiene Ratings sticker, while you wait for an inspection by an Environmental Health Officer, to be completed within 28 days of opening. This will likely be unannounced.

If the premises falls within the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, a food hygiene rating will be given at the time. 

For more information on food hygiene and the law, visit Food Standards Agency.

For more information about food premises registration, call 01277 312500 or email