Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Retail Food Establishment Regulations [2 VAC 5 ‑ 585]
Update to align regulation with FDA's 2017 Food Code and 2019 Food Code ...
Action 5521 / Stage 8955
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/4/2021  3:09 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 5/28/2020   (modified 10/29/2020)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 9/18/2020    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 10/30/2020    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 12/17/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 3/29/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 5/28/2020
Review Completed: 9/18/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 9/21/2020
Review Completed: 10/31/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Review Completed: 12/17/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 3/29/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/12/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/10/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 19
Comment Period Ended 6/9/2021
Effective Date 6/24/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Pamela Miles  / 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
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5521:
Update to align regulation with FDA's 2017 Food Code and 2019 Food Code Supplement
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (8955) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/24/2021.
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