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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Food Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 421]
Amend Chapter 421 to Adopt 2017 FDA Food Code
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.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [005671]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 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. Becomes effective on 06/24/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director of Food and General Envirnmntl. Svces.
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.