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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendment to require new and existing inspected establishment to have written recall procedures
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this amendment is to adopt 9 CFR § 418 (2013) of the Code of Federal Regulations, which requires new and existing inspected establishments to have written recall procedures. Recall procedures and any associated records must be made available for review and copying by the inspection authority. The proposed change would require establishments to notify the inspection authority within 24 hours of learning or determining that an adulterated or misbranded meat, meat food, poultry, or poultry product received by or originating from the establishment has entered commerce. The proposed amendments to these regulations are exempt from the requirements of the Virginia Administrative Process Act, § 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia. Further §3.2-5406 of the Code of Virginia grants the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services the authority to promulgate these regulations. This section states that the regulation must be adopted by the Commissioner and shall be effective upon filing with the Registrar of Regulations. The proposed amendments also move Parts 416 and 417 from Section 2VAC5-210-30 to Section 2VAC5-210-41 of the regulation. This change was necessary to group all Parts adopted from Title 9, Chapter III, Subchapter E of the Code of Federal Regulations into one section.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: Sections 2.2-4000 and 3.2-5406
RIS Project Yes  [003529]
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
6518 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/08/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: JoAnn G. Connell  / 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.