Local Authority approvals

Authorities in the UK have to approve establishments that handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin.

Local Authority approvals

In the UK authorities have to approve establishments that handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin, according to Retained Regulation 853/2004 and publish lists of these approved establishments, each corresponding to a different food sector.  In Scotland, Local Authorities are responsible for approving establishments which handle collagen, dairy, live bi-valve molluscs and fishery products.

See the latest list of Approved Establishments in Scotland.

Please note that where an approval number is shown on one of these lists without a two-letter prefix, that establishment is approved by Food Standards Scotland rather than a Local Authority.

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For lists of Approved Establishments in the rest of the UK, please visit food.gov.uk.

EU Exit

Prior to leaving the EU all food law in the UK operated in accordance with relevant EU legislation. Now that the UK has left the EU, these regulations have become retained EU Law and forms part of our domestic food law in Great Britain. Therefore from 1 January 2021 any references to EU Regulations should be read as meaning retained EU law which is published on legislation.gov.uk.

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