Local authority approvals

Authorities in all European Union Member States have to approve establishments that handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin, according to Regulation (EC) 853/2004.

Member states must also publish lists of these Approved establishments, each corresponding to a different food sector. In Scotland, Local Authorities are responsible for approving premises which handle collagen, dairy, live bi-valve molluscs and fishery products.

  • For meat premises approved by Food Standards Scotland, visit our Meat Approvals page
  • For more information on Shellfish Official Controls, visit our Shellfish page.
  • For more information on Dairy policy, see the Dairy section on our Primary Production pages.
  • For more information on Fishery policy, see the Fish section on our Primary Production pages.

You can read about the guidance in the document Approved Establishments Scottish National Protocol

Approved premises in Scotland

In Scotland, Local Authorities approve premises under the following categories:

  • Section O - General activity establishments
  • Section V - Minced meat, meat preparations and mechanically recovered meat
  • Section VI - Meat products
  • Section VII - Live bivalve molluscs
  • Section VIII - Fishery products
  • Section IX - Dairy products
  • Section X - Eggs and egg products
  • Section XI - Frogs' legs and snails
  • Section XII - Rendered animal fats and greaves
  • Section XIII - Treated stomachs, bladders and intestines
  • Section XIV - Gelatine
  • Section XV - Collagen

See the latest lists of Approved Premises