If a business makes, prepares or handles food of animal origin (e.g. meat, fish or dairy) for supply to other businesses, then the food business and its activities in most circumstances will require what is known as approval.
Food premises that require approval must meet additional requirements above the general requirements for food premises as they usually involve more high risk operations. If your food premise requires approval you will need to meet the hygiene standards set out in the following regulations:
- Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 Hygiene of foodstuffs
- Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 Hygiene rules for food of animal origin
If any part of your business requires approval you will not be able to operate this part of your process until you have completed the application form and you have received confirmation of your approval or conditional approval for a certain time period.