Food Business Classifications

The Food Act 1984 (the Act) regulates the sale of food and beverages for human consumption. Under this Act, food businesses are categorised into class 1, 2, 3 or 4 and must adhere to their class requirements to operate and sell food to the Victorian public.

If you are unsure in which class your food business falls, you can use the Department of Health’s Business Classification Tool.

More information can be found on the websites of Food Standards Australia & New Zealand and Department of Health Food Safety.