Food safety

Register food premises

All premises used as a food business for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food are required by law to be registered with us including:

  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • shops
  • staff canteens
  • guest houses
  • child minders and nurseries
  • market stalls
  • delivery vehicles
  • other moveable structures

Registration allows us to keep an up to date list of premises in our area so we can visit when we need to. The frequency of visits will depend on the type of business.

Who needs to register?

It is a legal requirement for all food businesses to register with us. There is no charge for registration.

Complete forms should be returned it to:

Regulatory Services
Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells
Melrose TD6 0SA

All businesses are registered on application and a Food Hygiene Information pack will be sent once we have received your application.

More information

To find out more about what you need to do or what needs to be registered contact Regulatory Services online or by phoning 01835 824000.

Download food allergy guidance for restaurants and takeaway