In order to guarantee the compliance of foodstuffs with national and European legislation and to allow the efficient organisation of official controls of food establishments, all operators in the food sector must be known by the competent authorities.
For this to happen, food business operators must notify the activities of food establishments under their responsibility to the Commissariat for Food Safety (Commissariat alimentaire).
They shall notify the name of the establishment (e.g. name of the restaurant, name of the day care centre - "maison relais", name of the point of sale, etc.) and the address where the activities take place.
The indication of the address of a fiduciary which is hosting the registered office is not permitted.
Moreover, they need to appoint individual persons who must ensure that the food establishments comply with food law. These individual persons will be the recipients of official control reports and the main contact point in the event of rapid safety alerts or other incidents concerning food products.
Each business or establishment (public or private, for profit or non-profit) active in the production, transformation or distribution must be registered with the Commissariat for Food Safety.
As a general rule, the activities listed concern all the businesses who are active in any of the steps related to the production, transformation and distribution of foodstuffs (except for slaughterhouses or businesses active in the feed sector who are subject to other types of registration).
Applicants are required to submit an online application for registration via MyGuichet.lu:
Within 15 working days, the operator will receive:
The operator may commence operation as soon as the application has been mailed; it is not necessary to wait for the acknowledgement of receipt or the letter requesting a modification.
Any modification or cessation of activity must be notified by the business operator to the Commissariat for Food Safety via the online registration procedure on MyGuichet.lu:
Business operators are also required to notify a complete cessation of activity to the Commissariat for Food Safety by email to email@example.com, and by providing the following additional information: