To store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises you need to be registered
with Falkirk Council.
- market stalls
- mobile catering vans
- food delivery vans
All businesses listed above should register with their local Environmental Health Service. To register with Falkirk Council, please use the Food business registration form:
- Food business registration form
Some manufacturers handling products of animal origin may need to be approved by
Falkirk Council or the Meat Hygiene Service, rather than registered. If you are
uncertain whether your business needs to be approved or registered, contact your
Anyone starting a new food business for 5 or more days in any 5 consecutive weeks
must register with the local authority at least 28 days before doing so.
Application evaluation process
The majority of premises now have to be registered. The Food and Safety Section
can advise whether your premises are exempt.
Food businesses must be registered by the owner or someone acting on his or her
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted
if you have not heard from Falkirk Council by the end of the target completion period.
How to apply
Apply for registration of a food business establishment, or tell us about a change
to your existing food business establishment through
Business Link (GOV.UK).
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact us in the first instance.
If you have a complaint, please contact the trader first, preferably in writing.
If you do this by letter, make sure you get proof of delivery.
If you've done this and feel your complaint still hasn't been resolved, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau.
But if you do not live in the UK, you'll need to contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
For example; complaints about noise, pollution, etc should be directed to the Environmental