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Approved Premises

We are required to inspect and approve any premises defined as products of animal origin such as meat, dairy, egg or fish product plants under EC derived legislation.


The premises are approved under the following regulation. To find out more download the documents or follow the links:

Food premises approved under these regulations must meet additional requirements above the general requirements for food premises as they usually involve more high risk operations.


All food premises producing products of animal origin are required to be approved unless exempted. Exemptions are detailed in the Food Law Practice Guidance (Adobe PDF format, 2.12mb) and are based on the premises being retail or supplying other retailers on a marginal, localised and restricted basis.


How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for approval under the above regulations please contact our Food Safety Section, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale WN8 8EE.

Tel: 01695 577177


Apply online

Last Updated: 3/5/2012

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
Tel: 01695 577177 | Email: customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk