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 / Stage 8866
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 4/20/2021  11:40 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 12/23/2019   (modified 11/5/2020)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 2/3/2020    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 3/16/2020    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 2/10/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 3/29/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 1/6/2020
Review Completed: 2/3/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 2/3/2020
Review Completed: 3/16/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 8/31/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 3/29/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/3/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 4/26/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 18
Comment Period Ended 5/26/2021
Effective Date 6/24/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director, Office of Environmental Health Services
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5460:
Amend Chapter 421 to Adopt 2017 FDA Food Code
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (8866) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/24/2021.
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