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Foodsmart
Food

Foodsmart has been updated and has important new features, including:

  • shorter simpler records
  • enhanced instructions about how to handle food safely
  • updated information on allergies and labelling
  • instructions about handling raw eggs and raw egg products
  • up to date information for food vans and stalls.
Foodsmart is suitable for a range of class 2 premises, including cafes and restaurants. A business with multiple associated class 2 food premises can also use it for all their class 2 activities. For example:
  • a restaurant that also provides off site catering, or
  • a business that prepares food at a permanent site and sells it from a stall at markets.
For more information about food business requirements in Victoria, click here.

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What is FoodSmart?
FoodSmart is a Department of Health approved template that allows different types of food retail and food service businesses to develop their own Food Safety Program. Class 1 and 2 Victorian food premises (premises that handle and sell potentially hazardous foods) are legally required to have a Food Safety Program. FoodSmart is designed for Class 2 food service and food retail businesses; however it may also be suitable for some food manufacturing businesses. Click here for more information about FoodSmart.

How can FoodSmart help your food business?
By answering a series of questions about your food activities, FoodSmart will create a Food Safety Program tailored to your business. Your Food Safety Program can then be saved to your hard drive or a memory storage device, printed and used in your business to help maintain safe food practices and meet your legal obligations.

How long will FoodSmart take to complete?
A FoodSmart Food Safety Program will take about 15 minutes to complete.