Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Food Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 421]
Fast Track Amendments to Update APA Language and Remove DIBR
Action 6453
General Information
Action Summary The Food Regulations (12VAC5-421 et seq.) establish minimum sanitary standards for the operation of the Commonwealth’s food establishments, which include traditional restaurants, mobile food units, temporary food vendors, hospital and nursing facility food service, and school food service. This amendment is limited to three items: the requirements for who can preside over an informal conference or proceeding, the allowance for the presiding officer to release impounded food after an informal conference, and the removal of a Document Included by Reference (DIBR) which has no corresponding reference in the text of the regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7786]
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
10313 Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Olivia McCormick  / Director, Division of Food and General Environment
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8146    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: ()-