Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Food and drink manufacture

Food and drink manufacturing guidance

This guidance on environmental regulations is for businesses in the food and drink industry, including those that manufacture:

  • beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • bakery and confectionary products
  • dairy products
  • flour
  • ready meals and cook-chill products
  • processed meats and meat products
  • primary foods, eg pasta
  • pet food
  • secondary foods, baked, frozen, dehydrated, canned and bottled foods
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

Environmental News Blog

  • My Year at NetRegs, A reflection on my time as an intern with the NetRegs team at SEPA. An overview of all the activities and projects I had the opportunity to participate in during my Bright Green Environmental Placement.

  • A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.

NetRegs on NetRegs on youTube

View our latest videos & subscribe to our channel.

NetRegs Update Newsletter

Free monthly email newsletter with environmental updates for Northern Ireland and Scotland

Sign up for free today!


NIEA - Apply online

SEPA - Application forms