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Register a Food Business

Registration of businesses carrying out food operations, which includes the storage, selling, preparation, cooking and distributing of food


You must register with Shared Regulatory Services at least 28 days before you start any food business operations. There is no charge for registration and the registration cannot be refused.

Caterers must be registered with the local authority where they are based, and for moveable premises where the vehicle is kept overnight.

It is important you do this because if you are found guilty of running a food business without registering you may be fined or imprisoned for up to 2 years or both if you run a food business without registering.

Once you have registered, you will need to notify us if there is a change of ownership or change in the nature of the business.

You can contact us to discuss your advice requirements when you are starting a new business. We can give advice on structural requirements and the food safety management system necessary for your business.

Register a Food Business

To register your business online, click below on the name of the Local Authority where your business is based or moveable vehicles / stalls are kept overnight.

                    Bridgend             Cardiff             Vale of Glamorgan


Alternatively, complete a registration form:

and return it to
  • Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU
  • Contact SRS


Thinking of starting a food business?

If you have some interest in creating a new food business, we have created some guidance to help you make an informed decision.