From Food Standards Agency

Overview

Get approval from the Food Standards Agency or local food authority for operating plants which process or handle meat.

You must get approval to operate a plant which processes or handles meat. In England, Scotland and Wales, this comes from either the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or the local food authority, depending on what you’re doing.

How to apply

Contact The Food Standards Agency to get approval for:

  • slaughterhouses
  • cutting plants
  • game-handling establishments

If you have coldstores, minced meat, meat preparation or meat product establishments at the same location as any of these, they will also be approved by the FSA.

If you have coldstores, minced meat, meat preparation or meat product establishments at different locations, contact the local food authority for approval.

A Veterinary Manager checks applications and inspects plants for approval.