Registration of Food Businesses
Under Article 6(2) of Regulation 852/2004, food business operators must register their establishments (ie. each separate unit of the food businesses) with Antrim Borough Council except establishments which are subject to approval under Regulation 853/2004.
Time Frame for Registration
Food Business operators should register their food business establishments with Antrim Borough Council at least 28 days before food operations commence.
Sites on which there is more that on Food Business Establishment - Establishments under the Control of the Same Food Business Operator
Sites will exist on which there are two or more food buisness establishments under the control of the same food business operator e.g. in the case of a shopping centre in which there are two or more food business establishments under the control of the same food business operator, such operators must ensure that each establishment under their control is registered separately. Food business operators should therefore complete a registration form for each separate establishment.
Establishments under the Control of Different Food Business Operators
Sites will also exist on which there are two or more food business establishments under the control of different food business operators e.g. a supermarket may have a coffee shop on site under the control of a different food business operator such as a coffee shop chain. In such cases, the coffee shop will not be covered by the supermarket's registration and must be registered in its own right by its operator. Coffee shops, snack bars etc. operated by the supermarket itself would be covered as part of the supermarket's registration.
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