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Rules and Regulations Governing the Production, Processing, and Sale of Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, and Similar Products [2 VAC 5 ‑ 510]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that requires a permit to manufacture, process, and sell ice cream and similar frozen desserts in Virginia. The regulation establishes standards of identity,labeling requirements, quality standards, and requires pasteurization for ice cream, frozen desserts, and similar products.
State Authority Sections 3.2-5201 and 3.2-5212 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The ensuring of the safety of ice cream or frozen desserts through pasteurization and prevention of contamination.

3. The facilitation of sales of Virginia ice cream and frozen desserts in intrastate and interstate commerce.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Robert Trimmer  / Program Supervisor
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-1452    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amending 2VAC5-510 based on recommendations of the Attorney General’s Government and Regulatory Reform Task Force Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/12/2008.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Ice Cream, etc. General Amendment NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 6/26/2006 before the Governor's office completed its review.