Approved Food Establishments

Establishments handling, preparing or producing products of animal origin for which requirements are laid down in Regulation (EC) No 853/2004, must be approved by the competent authority in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004.

In addition, approval may be required for certain other establishments in accordance with Article 6(3)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004. This legal basis was used to impose approval of establishments producing sprouts in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 210/2013.

For ease of reference, the lists of approved food establishments are published in the order of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004. A Section 0 has been added to cover establishments with general activity and which cannot be placed under one of the other specific Sections mentioned below.

These sections are set out below. Under each section you will find the lists of that type of establishment for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


* Please note that where an approval number is shown on one of these lists without a two-letter prefix, that establishment is approved by the Food Standards Agency's Operations Group rather than a local authority.

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