Food safety – health.vic

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

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Intention of the Secretary to make or vary a declaration of classes of food premises

The State of Victoria, through the Department of Health and Human Services, under section 19CA of the Food Act 1984, hereby gives notice of the intention of the Secretary or delegate to make or vary a declaration of classes of food premises.

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


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