Approved Food Premises
If you operate a food premises within the River Tees Port Health Authority boundary you may need to be approved by River Tees Port Health Authority.
Examples of the type of premises that are required to be approved by us are;
- Meat processing plants
- Meat preparation plants
- Minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
- Cold stores
If you are unsure whether your premises needs approval, contact us using the details below.
The regulation relating to the approval of certain food premises is Commission Regulation (EC) No 852/2004
Will Tacit Consent Apply
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us within 21 days.
There are no fees associated with this license
How to Apply
You can either download an application form and submit it electronically or apply online.
We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied electronically or online we will acknowledge your application via email.
Apply on line
Details on how to apply online will follow shortly as there are currently changes being made to the online application system.
Download an application form
Please download the application form below and return it to us using the contact details below.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint, the first contact is made with the trader by you – preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of purchase). If that has not worked, if you are located within the UK, Citizens Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
There are currently no approved premises within River Tees Port Health Authority, however, should approved premises start up in our Authority, a register will be available to view, by prior arrangement, at our offices.
River Tees Port Health Authority
Tel: 01287 612406