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Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Tolerances and Prohibitions Applicable to Sausage [2 VAC 5 ‑ 550]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes maximum amounts of certain non-meat ingredients that sausage may contain, ingredients such as cereal, vegetable starch, soya flour, soya protein, fat and water.
State Authority Section 3.2-5101 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 that consumers when purchasing sausage are offered a product that contains no more than the maximum allowable levels of non-lean meat ingredients (i.e. fat, water, cereal, etc.).

3. The alignment of certain requirements concerning the content of sausage with federal requirements to facilitate interstate commerce.

4. The ensuring that the product is appropriately represented to consumers by requiring that certain statements relative to the sausage's content appear on the product label.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ryan Davis  / Program Manager, Office of Dairy and Foods
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-8910    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120
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1/5/2021 Completed Retain As Is
4/27/2016 Completed Retain As Is
6/28/2011 Completed Retain As Is
9/12/2001 Completed Retain As Is