Listed below are the Competent Authorities responsible for registering and approving food businesses. If you are unsure which one you should contact you can phone our Advice-line on 1890 336677 for assistance.
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Typically, the HSE inspects businesses like restaurants, delis, retailers, mobile food businesses and food stalls and some manufacturing premises, including microbreweries. Contact your local HSE office for further information and to register.
Find contact details for your local HSE office
NB: You should contact the HSE at the earliest possible stage if you are thinking of starting a food business - Read more
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
Typically, DAFM inspects establishments involved in animal slaughter and handling and/or processing meat, dairy products and eggs
See www.agriculture.gov.ie or call LoCall: 1890 200510 Tel: 01 6072000
Local Authority Veterinary Inspector
Typically, the local authority veterinary inspector inspects establishments involved in animal slaughter and handling and/or processing meat
Contact your local authority for more information (contact details available from our Advice-line 1890 336677).
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA)
Typically, the SFPA inspects establishments handling and/or processing fish and fishery products and products of aquaculture.
Contact them at www.sfpa.ie or Tel: 021 4515100
Last reviewed: 13/8/2019