Food business operators; notification of establishments for registration

If you as a food business operator carry out activities related to the production, processing and distribution of food (including internet trade), you must register with the competent district administrative authority.


Food businesses are all businesses that carry out an activity related to the production, processing and distribution of food. Food business operators are required to notify the establishments under their control and any significant changes in activities, as well as any closures of establishments. This applies to all establishments engaged in any of the stages of processing, production or distribution of food.

Registration is carried out at the competent county administrative authority.

Food businesses are, for example:

  • Food vending machine operators
  • Bakeries
  • cafés
  • retail shops selling food or food supplements
  • Ice cream parlours
  • Producers of food of animal origin
  • Fisheries, crustacean, shellfish and mollusc businesses
  • Restaurants
  • Wholesalers, transporters, importers and exporters of foodstuffs
  • Snack bars
  • Kiosks
  • Confectioners
  • Kitchens and canteens (also all facilities for communal catering)
  • agricultural enterprises for the rearing or keeping of food-producing animals
  • Food brokers (for example via the Internet)
  • Milk bars
  • Milk processing plants
  • mini-markets
  • mobile food trade including sales vehicles
  • primary producers of plant-based foods, such as fruit, vegetables, cereals, herbs
  • food banks
  • petrol stations with food sales
  • transporters of food
  • Events with catering
  • Party service and catering


You have a business that produces, processes or distributes food.

Your business has not yet been registered with the competent authority, or there have been changes in the operational procedures or modifications to the information or data already recorded, or you wish to deregister your food business.


  • Use the form provided and submit it to the appropriate county administrative office or the online process. If no form is provided, registration can be done informally.
  • The following data is required:
    • details of the name, address and legal form of the food establishment
    • for each establishment, the following must be indicated separately: the legal form, the name and the address of the establishment belonging to the enterprise
    • for each establishment, the following must also be indicated separately: the relevant activity and the type of establishment


  • The registration must take place before the start of the activity.
  • Significant changes in the work-technological process or conversions must be reported immediately.


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Meldung nach Artikel 6 der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 852/2004 über Lebensmittelhygiene
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


  • There are no fees for registration.

Status: 14.04.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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