What laws are involved with 'Doggy Bags' in restaurants? What steps can be taken to
minimise risks associated with this practice?
The Victorian Food Act 1984 does not prohibit restaurants and cafes from giving
doggy bags to customers.
Throw away any leftovers that have been out of the fridge longer than 2 hours.
Reheat food at a temperature of at least 75°C.
Follow key food safety tips for preparing, storing, and eating leftover food.
Can dogs or other animals be taken on to food premises by customers
? Give an
example of a department / legislative body that would cover this?
Only certain animals are allowed in food premises. Dogs may be allowed in outdoor
dining areas. Food Standards Australia
Consider the following if a power failure occurs in your food
premises a) Can food be re-frozen? If so, under what conditions?
b) Can hot food be re-heated? If so, under what conditions?