Reforms to make it easier for Victorian food businesses to understand and comply with food safety regulation.

The Food Safety Reform Program has been introduced in response to the recommendations of the Small Business Regulation Retail Sector Review 2016-18. Over three years the Program will implement a number of changes designed to make it easier for Victorian food businesses to understand and meet their obligations in relation to food safety. The reform measures include:

  • the introduction of guidance materials to help businesses easily identify the food safety requirements and processes relevant to them when setting up and operating their food premises
  • changes to the ways food premises are assessed and classified under existing food safety legislation
  • technical upgrades to Streatrader, the online registration portal for mobile and temporary food businesses in Victoria, making it easier for businesses and community groups to register at short notice for events, and for organisers to quickly access and manage their event registrations
  • the development of an online platform for councils to support businesses in lodging their food premises registrations through a one-stop application service.
Update: download our latest flyer for businesses about the food safety reforms below.