The department shares responsibility for developing and administering food regulation with the Commonwealth and Victorian local councils, PrimeSafe and Dairy Food Safety Victoria, collaborating to promote consistent regulatory requirements in a widely dispersed and varied food industry.
Information for community groups selling food to raise funds
Information for community groups, not for profit organisations or individuals planning to sell food to raise funds for charity.
Food safety information for consumers
Food safety information for consumers including making a complaint about a food business, food safety during power outages and donating foods to charity.
Food regulation in Victoria
In Victoria, there are several regulatory and legislative mechanisms in place to ensure food safety.
Food allergen awareness
Information and resources on mandatory allergen declarations on packaged and unpackaged foods. The factsheets are now available in accessible format in Arabic, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese.
This report is the Department of Health and Human Services’ annual review of food regulation across Victoria in 2018 and 2019, as required under section 7C of the Victorian Food Act 1984 (the Act).
Read about 2018 and 2019 activities and achievements of the Food Safety Reform Program and the priorities for 2020 and beyond.
There are more than 200 diseases that can be spread through food, the consequences of which can be severe or even fatal.
Read about the amendment to Victorian Food Act 1984 (the Act) designed to provide Victorian consumers with tools to improve their health and wellbeing.
A food safety recall removes a product from sale either because it has been found to be unsafe to consume, or because it poses a specific health risk to the community. Read about what was recalled and why in 2018 and 2019.
A snapshot of the department’s implementation of the Victorian Government’s mandatory reporting of anaphylaxis presentation at hospital emergency departments in 2018 - 2019.
Reviewed 14 April 2022