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Support for making and selling pet food from home


A Trading Standards package of support for making and selling pet food from home. 

If you are thinking about starting a business making pet food and treats from home, there is a range of legislation you must follow to ensure that what you make and sell is safe.

The legal requirements can be complex but we are here to help. We can provide you with a comprehensive package of support to help you comply with regulations and build a successful business. This is part of our paid-for business support.

Our toolkit includes templates you can personalise to meet your needs. It provides step-by-step guidance from the registration and approval process through all the legal requirements for the safe manufacture of pet food to help you succeed and grow your business.

The pack includes information, guidance and resources, as well as customisable template documents to help you:

  • Register and obtain approval.
  • Develop product and labelling.
  • Control hazards, production and traceability.
  • Manage complaints and recall procedures.
  • Manage labels using our checklist.

In addition it contains guidance to help you to make safe products, links to legislation and more.

The price includes an hour of one-to-one expertise from a Trading Standards Officer who will guide you through the information and your obligations.

Getting compliance right from the start can save you time and money, helping you to develop a successful business. By coming to us, you’ll know you’re receiving expert advice and support from those who enforce the legislation.

The toolkit is designed for businesses based in England.

The cost will be equivalent to one hour of Officer time – see our fees and charges.

For more information on this support package contact us.

Free advice guides

You can find free information and advice for your business in these guides:



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