Local Authority approvals

Authorities in all EU Member States have to approve establishments that handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin.

Local Authority approvals

EU Member states must publish lists of 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.

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


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Approved establishments in Scotland

In Scotland, Local Authorities approve establishments 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
  • Part B - Section 1 - Sprouts

See the latest lists of Approved Establishments.

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.

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.

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

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