Registration of primary production

Are you going start business activities in primary production and produce food or feed at farm level? Or are you going to feed food-producing animals? If so, you and your facility must be registered with the County Administrative Board before commencing your business activities.

Food business operators in primary production

If you are a primary producer and produce food at farm level, you must have your facility registered with the County Administrative Board. If you are setting up a new business or taking over an existing business, your registration must have been received by the County Administrative Board no later than two weeks before business activities commence.

If you only grow vegetables, keep food-producing animals, pick wild berries and mushrooms, etc. for your own personal use, your facility does not need to be registered.

Find all the laws in force on the National Food Agency’s website External link.

The e-services and forms of the County Administrative Board in this field are not available in English. If you wish to submit an application or notification, you may contact the County Administrative Board, which can inform you how to proceed.

Do you want to change your details?

Are you already registered as a primary producer and want to change your details? Contact the County Administrative Board.

Feed business operators in primary production

If you are a feed business operator and produce feed at farm level or feed food-producing animals, you must have your facility registered with the County Administrative Board. If you are setting up a new business or taking over an existing business, your registration must have been received by the County Administrative Board no later than 15 days before business activities commence.

This applies, for example, to the cultivation of roughage, feed grain and the grazing and feeding of animals kept for meat, milk or egg production.

When do you not need to register your facility?

If you only feed animals that produce food for your own personal use in your private household, your facility does not need to be registered. If you only have horses that have been removed from the food chain in the horse passport, you do not need to register either. This also applies if you grow a maximum of 10 tonnes of dry substance/5 hectares of grazing as feed for other farmers within a 50-kilometre radius or if you produce and sell less than 500 kilograms of honey per year to private individuals and local retailers.

Produce and manage feed on farms External link.

Notifying a feed establishment at farm level

You register your feed business with the County Administrative Board on a form. You must send the form to the county administrative board in the county where you conduct your business. Contact us to have the form sent to you.

Do you need the form? Please let us know. Send an email to orebro@lansstyrelsen.se.

Do you want to change your details?

Are you already registered as a primary producer and want to change your details? Contact the County Administrative Board.

Feed establishments that require approval

If you are going to run a feed business that requires approval, you must in future continue to report your production to the Swedish Board of Agriculture and await approval before commencing your business activities. Information about which feed facilities require approval and how to register may be found on the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s website.

About the approval of a feed facility External link.

Register other feed facilities

If you, for example, are going to sell feed for food-producing animals in your shop or become a reseller of unprocessed and fresh pet food, you must in future continue to register your feed facility with the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

Submit your registration on the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s website External link.

Administrative penalty for failure to register

Since 1 January 2019, the County Administrative Board decides whether to charge an administrative penalty if someone sets up a business that is subject to registration and fails to register it. This also applies if someone takes over an ongoing business and fails to register themselves.

The County Administrative Board offers support and information

We are here to provide you as a food or feed business operator with support and information - you can ask us about controls, laws and requirements.

Contact

The County Administrative Board Örebro

Phone number 010-224 80 00