The Food Act 1984 provides the regulatory framework for the food industry to ensure that food sold in Victoria is safe, suitable and correctly labelled.
The department shares responsibility for developing and administering food regulation with the Commonwealth and Victorian local governments to promote consistent regulatory requirements in a widely dispersed and varied food industry.
An amendment to the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 will require hospitals to notify the department of cases of anaphylaxis from 1 November 2018.
Latest FSANZ food recalls and media releases
Learn more about the Food Standards Code at the FSANZ website
Kilojoules on the menu
The Victorian Government has introduced a kilojoule labelling scheme that will apply to large chain food businesses and supermarkets.