Food safety laws affect every Victorian’s health and safety. In Victoria, all food businesses must comply with the Food Act 1984, which oversees food safety.The Act also requires food premises to comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

 This section tells you how to:

  • keep all food safe
  • start a food business
  • determine food business classifications
  • comply with the Food Act and the Food Standards Code
  • keep food safe during an emergency.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your food business

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.

Food Safety Reform Program 2018-21

These reforms will implement the recommendations of the Small Business Regulation Retail Sector Review, making it easier for Victorian food businesses to understand and comply with food safety regulation.

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