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

12VAC5-421-3750. Responsibilities of the permit holder.

In order to retain a permit issued by the department, the permit holder shall:

1. Post the permit in a location in the food establishment that is conspicuous to consumers;

2. Comply with the provisions of this chapter including the conditions of a granted variance as specified under 12VAC5-421-3590 and 12VAC5-421-3595, and approved plans as specified under 12VAC5-421-3610;

3. If a food establishment is required under 12VAC5-421-3620 to operate under a HACCP plan, comply with the plan as specified under 12VAC5-421-3595;

4. Immediately contact the department to report an illness of a food employee or conditional employee as specified under 12VAC5-421-80 B;

5. Immediately discontinue operations and notify the department if an imminent health hazard may exist as specified under 12VAC5-421-3910;

6. Allow representatives of the department access to the food establishment as specified under 12VAC5-421-3820;

7. Replace existing facilities and equipment specified in 12VAC5-421-3510 with facilities and equipment that comply with this chapter if:

a. The department directs the replacement because the facilities and equipment constitute a public health hazard or nuisance or no longer comply with the criteria upon which the facilities and equipment were accepted;

b. The department directs the replacement of the facilities and equipment because of a change of ownership; or

c. The facilities and equipment are replaced in the normal course of operation;

8. Comply with directives of the department including time frames for corrective actions specified in inspection reports, notices, orders, warnings, and other directives issued by the department in regard to the permit holder's food establishment or in response to community emergencies;

9. Accept notices issued and served by the department according to law; and

10. Be subject to the administrative, civil, injunctive, and criminal remedies authorized in law for failure to comply with this chapter or a directive of the department, including time frames for corrective actions specified in inspection reports, notices, orders, warnings, and other directives.

11. Notify customers that a copy of the most recent establishment inspection report is available upon request by:

a. Posting a sign or placard in a location in the food establishment that is conspicuous to customers; or

b. By another method acceptable to the department.

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 24, Issue 2, eff. October 16, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 37, Issue 18, eff. June 10, 2021.

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