Register a food business

Licence summary

All food businesses (including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans) must be legally registered with their local food authority at least 28 days prior to trading. You can register your food business online below.

If you intend to open at any time during the period of 11pm and 5am for the sale of hot food or drink you will also require a licence under the Licencing Act 2003.

For further guidance, resources and information visit the Food Standards Agency website.


A summary of regulations relating to this licence


Register a food business online ( website)

For temporary events, markets, stalls download

It is in the public interest for this application to be processed quickly. If you do not hear from us within 28 days, please contact us.

Contact us

For information or help relating to this licence or any associated applications please contact us at:

Food safety enquiry form

Food Safety Team
Warwick District Council
Milverton Hill 
Royal Leamington Spa 
CV32 5QF

Tel: 01926 456713
Fax: 01926 456746

The Food Safety Team issues approvals to certain businesses dealing in foods of animal origin (e.g. meat, milk and egg products).

The team provides advice and information to food businesses in the local area to ensure all food supplied is wholesome and produced in a clean, hygienic manner. This is most effective when the Environmental Health Practitioner calls at your particular premises to give the specific advice that you need. You can also find information on the Food Standards Agency website.

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