Department of Health

Food business classification

All businesses, organisations, individuals and community groups selling food or drink in Victoria must be classified according to the highest level of risk their food handling activities pose.

You must follow the Food Act 1984 safety regulations and requirements for your classification, regardless of the type of business or group you are.

The classification system is risk based, so that regulation is matched to the food safety risk that different food business activities pose to public health.

Reviewed 12 November 2021


Contact details

Food Safety Unit

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