Advice for food businesses on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

For up-to-date information and advice for food businesses, see:

Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety page on the Food Safety Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website.

Shopping retail and food page on the Department of Health and Human Services website.

The Victorian Government has launched a $58 million grants program to help hospitality businesses prepare for COVID Normal by creating safe outdoor dining spaces.

Contact Business Victoria to apply for a grant under the Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package.

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 councils, PrimeSafe and Dairy Food Safety Victoria, collaborating to promote consistent regulatory requirements in a widely dispersed and varied food industry.

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

What's new  

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Translated food safety posters for food businesses

Two food safety posters for food businesses – ‘Keep hands clean and food safe’ and ‘Food safety rules’ – are now available for download in 12 community languages – Arabic, Dari, Filipino, Hindi, Korean, Nepalese, Persian, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Sinhalese, Spanish and Vietnamese.




A free departmental online learning program to support the safe food handling in commercial food settings.



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Animations about starting a food business

Two animations about the processes and procedures involved when starting a food business:


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