Approved food premises

Food Premises Operators

If you operate food premises you may need to be approved by Trafford Council.

Examples of types of premises that are required to be approved local authorities are stand alone (i.e. not attached to a slaughter house, cutting plant or game handling establishment):

  • meat processing plants
  • meat preparation plants
  • minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
  • cold stores

More information about premises that require approval can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.

How to apply

To apply, you need to complete an application for food premises approval.

What happens next?

Our target date for dealing with these applications is 28 days. You can not assume your application has been granted once this time period has expired. If you have not heard from us within 56 days please contact us.

What if I have been refused approval?

Any person unhappy with a refusal to be granted an approval should contact the local authority using the contact details below.

Contact us

Call us on 0161 912 4509 or email