Food Hygiene and Food Safety

Register a Food Business

To store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises you need to be registered with us. You must register your premises with Hartlepool Borough Council's Environmental Health Service at least 28 days before opening - registration is free.

Premises include restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, canteens, market stalls, mobile catering vans, food delivery vans and businesses run from home.  If you use two or more premises you will need to register all of them.

Some manufacturers handling products of animal origin may need to be approved by the local authority or the Meat Hygiene Service, rather than registered.

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