Regulations and guides
In Victoria, all food premises are required to have a Food Act registration from their registering council before selling food. This includes fixed premises, such as cafes and restaurants – but also temporary and mobile food premises such as a market stall or a food van. Streatrader is the online system for businesses and community groups to register and notify their temporary and mobile food premises with their registering council.
Streatrader and the Department of Health and Human Services have also produced a Guide to Running a Market Stall in Victoria, providing a good starting point for those interested in becoming part of the farmers' market community.
Country of Origin Labelling at Markets
From 1 July 2018, food products sold to consumers at markets must comply with the origin labelling requirements in the Standard. It is therefore important for market traders to familiarise themselves with these new requirements as soon as possible. The ACCC is advising all traders to review the origin claims they make about their products now, to ensure they have compliant labelling ready to go when the new rules become mandatory. Download the guide for markets, below, or go the ACCC website for more information.