In Victoria, the regulatory and legislative mechanisms to ensure food safety include:

  • the Food Act 1984, which controls the sale of food in Victoria, and is enforced principally by local councils
  • reporting of activities under the Food Act
  • a register of Food Act convictions
  • the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which is part of Victorian law
  • the Victorian specialist food agencies PrimeSafe and Dairy Food Safety Victoria.
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Food surveillance sampling

The annual declaration of surveillance numbers required from local councils has been gazetted. The declaration can be found on page 2379 (page 27 of 52) of the Victoria Government Gazette - No. G 44 Thursday 2 November 2017.

Victoria Government Gazette - No. G 44 Thursday 2 November 2017

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