Permit requirements are the reliability of the trader, proof of training from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce on the basic principles of the food law knowledge required for the prospective business, space and location-related requirements including accessibility.
The trader's reliability is checked on the basis of documents issued in the country of origin that prove that the reliability requirements are met. It may be required that a certified copy of the documents and a certified German translation be submitted. If such documents are not issued in the country of origin, they may be replaced by an affirmation in lieu of an oath by the trader or comparable acts under the law of the country of origin.
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (following a 6-hour course) will certify that you have the necessary knowledge of food law (if you run a pub or restaurant) (proof of training). In the case of legal entities, these personal licensing requirements must be met by the authorized representatives (managing director, board of directors). Holders of certain completed professional qualifications (e.g. boulanger in France, master baker in Austria) who can provide proof of the relevant qualification are exempt from the proof of instruction.
A further prerequisite for the granting of a permit is that the rooms intended for the operation of the business or the stay of employees are suitable, that the rooms intended for guests can be used without barriers and that the business is not contrary to the public interest with regard to its local location or the use of the rooms, in particular that there is no fear of harmful environmental effects or other significant disadvantages, dangers or nuisances for the general public.
In particular, a building permit must be available for the intended type of business.