You must register premises used for a food business (including market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures) with the council.

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What you need to know...

You must register your food business with the council 28 days before you start to sell food.

Certain food businesses are also required to be approved before opening. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be approved, please contact Lambeth Council Food, Health and Safety Team.

If you have trouble completing the online form please download and complete our paper form and post it to London Borough of Lambeth,Food Health and Safety Team, PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG, or email to

Next Steps

For more information on food standards visit the Food Standards Agency website.