The Department of Health has developed a short video and interactive website to help community groups understand and meet their food safety obligations when selling food to raise funds in Victoria.
The video, which is also posted on YouTube provides an informative insight into community group fund-raising activities while the website covers a range of topics, including community group obligations under the Victorian Food Act.
The website has been designed especially for first time users and those whose first language is other than English and we are encouraging councils throughout Victoria to promote the website to their local communities.
One of the key features of the website is a simple, interactive decision tree which takes users through a series of questions to arrive at their food premises’ classification.
After working through the decision tree, event organisers are directed to the appropriate business registration /notification system, depending on their food handling activities. For example, a food van or stall organiser will be directed to the online Streatrader system.
The decision tree is hosted on the Department of Health food safety website. If you have any questions about the program, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org