If you are starting a new business you should get professional legal advice on the licences and regulations that you will require, or alternatively check with one of the support agencies. Among the businesses that require licensing are: -
Doing business in Europe (including Ireland) means abiding by European Standards. If your business idea involves the production of any of the following, and many more besides, then an EU Directive will provide the standard that you must comply with: -
Compliance with these Directives is shown by the familiar CE symbol, and is subject to assessment by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Further information on compliance can be obtained from the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment. 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Simple, good food safety and hygiene practices are an essential component of any food business in order to protect the consumers’ health. There are three basic steps that you must take to set up a food business successfully: -
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland will provide you with all of the information that you require: Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Abbey Court, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.