Approved food establishments

List of approved food establishments and types of establishments approved by us and local authorities.
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Wholesale food businesses supplying food of animal origin require approval by the competent authority under Regulation 853/2004. 

List of approved food establishments

Establishments approved to handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin in the UK

EU member states approved establishments

Establishments approved by us

The following establishments require veterinary control and are approved by us:

  • slaughterhouses
  • cutting plants
  • game handling establishments
  • wholesale meat markets
How to apply for the approval of a slaughterhouse, cutting plant and game handling establishment.

Establishments approved by local authorities

Meat establishments

These are:

  • cold stores that are re-wrapping and re-packaging meat
  • minced meat establishments
  • meat preparations establishments
  • mechanically separated meat establishments
  • meat products processing plants
  • rendered animal fats and greaves processing plants
  • treated stomachs, bladders and intestines processing plants 
  • gelatine processing plants
  • collagen processing plants

Fish and shellfish establishments

These are:

  • live bivalve molluscs (LBMs) establishments including dispatch centres and purification centres
  • establishments working with fishery products using factory and freezing vessels, processing plants, fresh fishery products, auction halls, wholesale markets

Animal produce establishments

These are establishments that produce:

  • raw milk and dairy products
  • eggs and egg products, including packing centres, processing plants, liquid egg plants
Contact your local authority to apply for the approval of meat establishments, fish and shellfish establishments and animal produce establishments.

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