Victorian food agencies roles & collaboration
Memorandum of understanding
The attached document is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Victorian agencies involved in food safety enforcement:
- Department of Health
- Dairy Food Safety Victoria
- Municipal Association of Victoria
This MOU seeks to protect public health in Victoria through ensuring a high level of food safety by outlining respective roles and establishing a collaborative approach between the agencies.
Victorian Committee of Food RegulatorsIn response to a recommendation from the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission's (VCEC) 2007 enquiry into food regulation in Victoria, the Victorian Committee of Food Regulators was established by the Government for an initial 2 year term in 2010 "to strengthen existing arrangements between food regulators".
The committee reports to the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security. It is to present an annual report to both Ministers by December of each year commencing 2011.The Committee has developed a strategic plan for food regulation in Victoria. The plan can be found on the Committee of Food Regulators website.