In Victoria, the regulatory and legislative mechanisms to ensure food safety include:
- the Food Act 1984 (the Act), which controls the sale of food in Victoria, and is enforced principally by local councils
- reporting of activities under the Act
- a register of convictions under the Act
- the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which is part of Victorian law
- the Victorian specialist food agencies PrimeSafe and Dairy Food Safety Victoria.
About the Food Safety Unit
About the Food Safety Unit; it's role in promoting the consistent administration of the Act and the powers and functions of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Environmental health officers
Links for environmental health officers to the Food Performance Dataset, Food Surveillance, Food Atlas and other EHO regulation and information via secure EHO pages.
Food safety auditors
Victorian food safety auditors; required qualifications, how to become a certified auditor and how to locate one for your business.
Food safety laws and regulations
In Victoria, there are several regulatory and legislative mechanisms in place to ensure food safety.
A list of Victorian food analysts who have been authorised by the department are available here.
Reviewed 07 October 2015