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You must register your food business with us at least 28 days before opening.
It is a legal requirement to register a food business in Preston, so we can target inspection and education programmes effectively.
If you run a food business, you must tell us about any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food for human consumption.
Food businesses include:
Please note: If you use vehicles for your food business in connection with a permanent premises (e.g. a shop or warehouse), you only need to tell us how many vehicles you have.
To become a street trader in Preston you need to apply for a street trading pitch.
Unfortunately all the street trading pitches in Preston are currently allocated. This is also the case for roaming traders such as ice cream vans.
Please note: Street trading at events where the public have paid to access the site do not need to apply for a street trading pitch.
To register please complete our register a food business form.
For more information about starting your food business see Food Standards Agency – starting a food business.
Once you have registered, you only need to notify us of a change of food business operator if you stop operating or the nature of your business changes.
You may need to apply for food business approval instead of registering a food business if you both produce and supply certain foods of animal origin to other food businesses (not directly to the public).
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.