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Food Business, Factory & Freezer Vessel Approval Applications

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 links 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 
Food Safety Unit
Clogheen
Clonakilty
Co. Cork

For food business operators that are currently approved and want to change their exisiting approval activities, the following application form should be used: