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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations Governing Testing of Milk for Milkfat, Protein, and Lactose Content By Automated Instrument Methods [2 VAC 5 ‑ 520]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes: (1) the requirement for a person to have a permit from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services before he may test milk for its fat, protein, or lactose content, if the test results are used as the basis for payment; (2) the method for calibrating automated testing instruments used to determine the fat content of milk; (3) and that records on the accuracy of fat-testing equipment be maintained for 12 months from the date they are created.
State Authority Sections 3.2-5223 and 3.2-5224 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

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)786-8899    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120
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7/29/2022 Completed Retain As Is
11/23/2016 Completed Retain As Is
1/17/2013 Completed Retain As Is
9/12/2001 Completed Retain As Is