Approval of Food Businesses, Factory and Freezer Vessels

Under EU and Irish Legislation, particular categories of seafood establishments (those handling or processing fishery products and live bivalve molluscs) and freezer or factory vessels are required to be approved by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, (SFPA). Application forms for approval may be downloaded from the relevant link below. The relevant approval application form can then be completed and submitted together with the application fee to the following address: The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), Food Safety Unit, Clogheen, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.


Application for Approval of Live Bivalve and Fishery Products PDF.pdf 

Application Form for Freezer and Factory Vessel Approval PDF.pdf


For food business operators who are currently approved and want to change their exisiting approval activities, the following application form should be used: Application for Approval of New Activities PDF.pdf

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