Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Food Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 421]
Amend Chapter 421 to Adopt 2017 FDA Food Code
Action 5460
General Information
Action Summary The Food Regulations (12VAC5-421 et seq.) establish minimum sanitary standards for the operation of restaurants, herein after referred to as food establishments.The proposed regulatory action would amend the existing Food Regulations to incorporate, in part, the 2017 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code and the Supplement to the 2017 FDA Food Code Annex I. Additional amendments are intended to ensure clarity and uniform application.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005671]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 12/26/2018
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
8866 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/24/2021.
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.