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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations Governing Grade "A" Milk [2 VAC 5 ‑ 490]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendment to lower permissible somatic cell and bacteria counts
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments will lower the allowable counts of bacteria per milliliter and somatic cells per milliliter for milk to qualify as grade A.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: Va. Code ยง 3.2-5206
RIS Project Yes  [005559]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Petition to amend certain requirements in 2 VAC 5-490 regarding somatic cell count and bacteria count
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
8372 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/30/2018.
8618 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/27/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ryan Davis  / Program Manager, Office of Dairy and Foods
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-8899    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.