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  

Food allergen

Allergens and food businesses

For the latest allergen information and to download the new Allergen factsheets and information for food business, you can click here.

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