When setting up a new business, getting things right from the start is better.
In this section, our guide will provide you with all the tips and information to ensure your Food and Beverage business has all the necessary foundations in place to ensure a smooth introduction.
Did you know help is at hand?
If you are 16 or over and planning to start or grow a Fife-based business, you can get FREE advice from Business Gateway Fife. Business Gateway can provide you with the support and guidance you need to get your idea off the ground and help you develop your new business. You will get a business adviser allocated to you who will work with you to understand your unique requirements and create the most appropriate support plan for your business development, including introductions to relevant experts.
Fife offers the perfect landscape to get your Food and Drink business off the ground.
It is important to recognise that Food and Drink businesses are required to register with Fife Council at least 28 days before trading or before the food operations start.
As a business, you need to register every premises where you carry out food operations and this includes selling, cooking, storing or handling, preparing or distributing food. This also extends to your home and mobile or temporary premises such as stalls or vans. If you make, prepare or handle food from animals, the building where you operate your business may need to be approved by Fife Council before undertaking the activity.
The Food Standards Scotland
has industry specific advice
on its website that is worth