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Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Labeling and Sale of Infant Formula [2 VAC 5 ‑ 560]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that requires that an expiration date in the form of month and year, be affixed to each container of infant formula that is offered for sale in Virginia. The regulation prohibits the sale of infant formula after that date, thus insuring that, at the time of purchase, the infant formula is nourishing.
State Authority Section 3.2-5121 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
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 that infant formula offered for sale in Virginia is accurately represented to the consumer and is fresh and capable of providing infants with appropriate nutrition for their proper growth and development.
Meetings See all meetings (2) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ryan Davis  / Program Manager, Office of Dairy and Foods
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-8910    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to update references to Title 3.1 of the Code of Virginia Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/03/2022.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
1/5/2021 Completed Amend
4/27/2016 Completed Retain As Is
4/5/2011 Completed Retain As Is
5/8/2001 Completed Retain As Is