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Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Meat and Poultry Inspection Under the Virginia Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Act [2 VAC 5 ‑ 210]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amends 2 VAC 5-210 Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Meat and Poultry Inspection Under the V
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this amendment is to adopt Part 442 Chapter III of Title 9, Subchapter E of the Code of the Federal Regulations (rev. January 1, 2007) regarding Quantity of contents labeling and procedures and requirements for accurate weights. The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service has consolidated the separate net weight regulations for meat and poultry products in a new CFR part, applicable to both meat and poultry products. By adopting Part 442, the regulations are amended to reference the most recent version of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 133 that contains standards for determining the reasonable variations allowed for the declared net weight on labels of immediate containers of meat and poultry products; the procedures to be used to determine the net weight and net weight compliance of meat and poultry products; and related definitions. The addition of this part does not change the net weight requirements.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [002352]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5538 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/20/2010.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Barry Jones  / Program Manager, Meat and Poultry Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-4569    FAX: (804)786-1003    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.