Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Food Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 421]
Amend Regulations to Update Documents Incorporated by Reference
Action 5147
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Department of Health Office of Environmental Health Services proposes to amend a section of the Food Regulations (12VAC5-421) to update a document incorporated by reference and the document’s title. Section 12VAC5-421-3815.A of the Food Regulations references the 2014 edition of the “Virginia Department of Health Procedures for Certification and Standardization of Retail Food Protection Staff” (Standard). The purpose of the Standard is to promote uniformity of regulatory inspections of food establishments throughout the Commonwealth and outline the process of training (field and classroom) that is required of environmental health staff who perform regulatory inspections of food establishments. The Standard was recently updated to reflect changes and a 2017 edition is now available.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005409]
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
8411 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/17/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director, Office of Environmental Health Services
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.