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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 421. Food Regulations

12VAC5-421-30. Purpose.

This chapter has been promulgated by the board to specify the following requirements to protect public health:

1. A procedure for obtaining a license (permit);

2. Criteria for assuring the safe preparation, handling, protection and/or temperature control for food;

3. Criteria for the safe and sanitary maintenance, storage, operation and use of equipment;

4. Requirements that food establishments utilize an approved water supply and sewage disposal system;

5. Requirements for toilet and cleansing facilities for employees ;

6. Criteria for vector and pest control;

7. Requirements for the sanitary maintenance and use of food establishment's physical plant;

8. Requirements for appropriate lighting and ventilation not otherwise provided for in the Uniform Statewide Building Code; and

9. A classification system for food establishments.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-14 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 18, eff. June 10, 2021.

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