The Food Act 1984 provides the regulatory framework for the food industry to ensure that food sold in Victoria is safe, suitable and correctly labelled.  

The department shares responsibility for developing and administering food regulation with the Commonwealth and Victorian local governments to promote consistent regulatory requirements in a widely dispersed and varied food industry. 

If you manufacture, distribute, prepare or sell food in Victoria, you need to know about food safety and food safety regulation. This information is for all food businesses and any community groups that conduct food fundraisers. Food businesses must follow the applicable obligations for their class of food premises.

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