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 39 of the Victoria Government Gazette - No. G 2 Thursday 12 January 2017.

Victoria Government Gazette - No. G 2 Thursday 12 January 2017

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