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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
[REPEALED] Regulations Governing the Cooling, Storing, Sampling and Transporting of Milk [2 VAC 5 ‑ 500]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulations that establishes: (1) the requirement for a permit from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to operate a milk-hauling business or to sample, measure, or collect milk from refrigerated tanks used to store milk on dairy farms; (2) milk cooling and storage temperature requirements as well as minimum construction and installation requirements for equipment used to cool, store, or transport milk; (3) and uniform procedures which must be used by permitted milk haulers for collection of milk samples.
State Authority Sections 3.1-530.1 , 3.1-530.2 , 3.1-535 , and 3.1-535.1 of the Code of Virginia (1950 ), as amended
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 of the safety and quality of milk produced in Virginia by establishing temperatures at which milk must be kept on the farm and in the dairy plant, and by establishing equipment-design, construction, installation, and use requirements which protect milk from contamination during storage, transfer, and delivery.

3. The establishment of standards to be used in collecting and evaluating milk samples.
Meetings See all meetings (4) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: John A. Beers  / 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
Cooling Milk/Milk Samples Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/26/2005.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/11/2000 Completed Amend