Food Safety Management Tools - Victoria


Food service, caterer and related retail businesses in Australia need to meet new food safety requirements in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).

Standard 3.2.2A is a new food safety standard for these types of businesses that aims to improve food safety and support consumer confidence.

There are three food safety management tools in the new standard:

There are four classes of food premises in Victoria:

  • Class 1 premises prepare or serve potentially hazardous food.
  • Class 2 premises handle or manufacture unpackaged potentially hazardous food.
  • Class 3A premises prepare or cook potentially hazardous foods for immediate consumption.
  • Classes 3 and 4 premises handle low risk or pre-packaged food.

Food premises classes are determined by your local council.

All affected food businesses (Class 1, 2 and 3A businesses) must appoint a Food Safety Supervisor and implement food handler training. Class 1 businesses must also be able to show that their food is safe through additional monitoring and recording requirements.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Health

Health Protection Branch

Contact details

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