Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Retail Food Establishment Regulations [2 VAC 5 ‑ 585]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendments due to 2018 legislation allowing dogs on premises and exempting rabbits from game animal inspection requirements
Action 5075
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments to 2 VAC 5-585, Retail Food Establishment Regulations, are necessary to align certain provisions with those of legislation enacted by the 2018 Session of the General Assembly amending the Virginia Food and Drink Law (Va. Code § 3.2-5100 et seq.).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Va. Code § 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [005547]
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 Mandates
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
8322 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/06/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Pamela Miles  / Program Manager, Office of Dairy and Foods
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-8910    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.