Information on Business Licenses for Those Planning to Start a Food Business
There are various categories in food businesses.The following businesses, among others,
require a business license under the Food Sanitation Law and Tokyo Metropolitan Government ordinances.
|Category||Type of Business|
|Food preparation||Restaurant businesses,
Tea- and coffee-shop businesses
|Food manufacture||Confection- and savoy-manufacturing businesses,
AN (sweetened bean paste)-manufacturing businesses,
Ice cream-product-manufacturing businesses,
Fish-paste-product-manufacturing businesses, Nonalco-holic-beverage-manufacturing businesses, Lac-tic-acid-bacterial-beverage-manufacturing businesses, Ice-manufacturing businesses,
Margarine- or shortening-manufacturing busi-nesses,
MISO (fermented soybean paste)-manufacturing busi-nesses,
Soy sauce-manufacturing businesses,
|Alcoholic bever-age-manufacturing businesses,
TOFU (soybean curd)-manufacturing businesses,
NATTO (fermented soy-beans)-manufacturing businesses, Noodle-manufacturing businesses,
Canned- or bottled-food-manufacturing businesses,
Food addi-tive-manufacturing businesses,
|Food processing||Milk-processing businesses,
Food-freezing and -refrigerating businesses,
|Food selling||Milk-selling businesse,
Meat- selling business,
(Please be advised that certain business categories other than those mentioned above require notification or reporting to the competent public health center before starting a business.)
Any person who wishes to start an operation must first seek a business license from the public health center having jurisdiction and then build a facility in conformity with the standards set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government before obtaining the final permission.
Main procedures for obtaining a business license
1.Prior consultation must be made with the public health center, presenting an architectural plan of the proposed facility and other materials.
2.A business license application form must be submitted to the health center approximately 10 days before the scheduled completion of the facility. (Processing fees are required for application.)
3.A food sanitation inspector performs on-site inspections of the facility to confirm its regulatory conformity. A business license will be issued once conformity is verified.
For detailed information, please contact the nearest public health center.
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