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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations Governing the Production, Processing, and Sale of Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, and Similar Products [2 VAC 5 ‑ 510]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that requires a permit to manufacture, process, and sell ice cream and similar frozen desserts in Virginia. The regulation establishes standards of identity,labeling requirements, quality standards, and requires pasteurization for ice cream, frozen desserts, and similar products.
State Authority Sections 3.2-5201 and 3.2-5212 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 1. 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.

2. The ensuring of the safety of ice cream or frozen desserts through pasteurization and prevention of contamination.

3. The facilitation of sales of Virginia ice cream and frozen desserts in intrastate and interstate commerce.

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
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amending 2VAC5-510 based on recommendations of the Attorney General’s Government and Regulatory Reform Task Force Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/12/2008.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Ice Cream, etc. General Amendment NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 06/26/2006 before the Governor's office completed its review.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/15/2020 Agency Completed Retain As Is
9/18/2015 Agency Completed Retain As Is
9/24/2007 Agency Completed Amend
2/12/2001 Agency Completed Amend