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.

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Anaphylaxis notifications

Victorian hospitals are now required to notify the department when a person presents with anaphylaxis.

Find out more about anaphylaxis notifications

Latest FSANZ food recalls and media releases

View the latest food recalls and media releases from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

Learn more about the Food Standards Code at the FSANZ website

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Kilojoules on the menu

The Victorian Government has introduced a kilojoule labelling scheme that will apply to large chain food businesses and supermarkets.

Find out more about the scheme