In Victoria, all class 1 and 2 food premises need a food safety program.
A food safety program is a written plan that shows what a business does to ensure that the food it sells is safe for people to eat. It is an important tool to help businesses handle, process or sell potentially hazardous foods. This is necessary to maintain safe food handling practices and protect public health.
Some food businesses may use a registered template, and some may use an independent, audited program. Most businesses choose to use the department-developed food safety program template for class 2 retail and food service businesses.
Food business compliance checks
All class 1 and 2 food premises in Victoria are assessed for compliance and audited to ensure they comply with food safety program requirements.
Food safety programs – class 1
Food safety programs are available for Victorian class 1 food premises.
Food safety programs - class 2
Information about food safety programs available for Victorian class 2 food premises.
FoodSmart is a department-approved online food safety program template for class 2 businesses to develop a food safety program.
Reviewed 07 October 2015