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Food Safety and Inspections

Food Safety Supervisors

All food business owners in Victoria must ensure their staff members have the skills and knowledge required to safely handle food in their roles. Many food businesses will need to nominate a food safety supervisor to make sure of this. Visit the Department of Health & Human Services website for more information.

Inspections

For the benefit food businesses and consumers, Council's Environmental Health Department undertakes regular inspections of all food premises within the Shire.

During inspections many aspects of the business are assessed, including the cleanliness of the kitchen area, food handler hygiene, food integrity and food handling techniques.

Food premises are also assessed to ensure that they comply with the current Food Safety Standards. Copies of these standards can be found on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website.

Request an Inspection

Request an Inspection

Food Safety Program

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. For further information click here.

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