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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 125. Regulations for Bedding and Upholstered Furniture Inspection Program

12VAC5-125-120. Separation and storage of new and sanitized items.

A. New and sanitized upholstered furniture, bedding and filling materials shall be kept separate from any secondhand upholstered furniture, bedding and filling materials that have not been sanitized. To prevent contamination, a distance of at least 20 feet or a dividing wall must be kept between new and sanitized articles, and unsanitized used articles of bedding and upholstered furniture.

B. Delivery vehicles shall be disinfected before delivering new or sanitized items if that vehicle has been used to previously transport unsanitized used merchandise, not limited to bedding and upholstered furniture.

C. Mattresses shall be stored at least six inches from the floor or the height of one standard pallet (whatever is greater) in a dry room preferably above ground, and so spaced to allow a four inch separation around the four sides of the mattresses. The storage as well as workroom areas for sanitized items shall be clean and free from trash, vermin, insects, filth and any hazardous waste. Pets and other animals shall be prohibited in storage and workroom areas.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-12 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 23, eff. September 1, 2007.

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