A food business which is operating within the Falkirk Council area should be registered with the Food & Safety team at least 28 days prior to opening. You must register by completing the Application for the Registration of a Food Business Establishment below.

Please note you must complete a separate form for each business premises or mobile food unit.

Your completed registration form will be passed to the area Environmental Health Officer/Food Safety Officer. The officer should send you an acknowledgement email and will usually request further information about your business. If the form has been completely incorrectly, the officer will advise you of the error(s) and ask you to complete this again. If you do not receive an email from the Food & Safety team within 2 weeks of registering, please contact fs@falkirk.gov.uk.

Your business will be added to our premises database and will be included in our inspection plan. You may not be inspected prior to opening.

We aim to complete the first full inspection of new businesses within 3 months of registration, or opening if this is later, but visits will be prioritised depending on the nature of the business.

The food business operator is responsible for complying with food law at all times.

We are required to provide food business details as part of a public register if someone requests this. This information is generally limited to business details (name, address and business type) and we do not routinely release personal or sensitive business information. Personal information would only be released for the purpose of enforcement or regulatory control to another party who has legal entitlement to that information.

Information regarding food safety compliance within your business can be released in response to Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requests. We also publish relevant information on business compliance under the Food Hygiene Information Scheme.