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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 421. Food Regulations
6/14/2024

12VAC5-421-540. Food contact with equipment and utensils.

Food shall only contact surfaces of:

1. Equipment and utensils that are cleaned as specified under 12VAC5-421-1770 through 12VAC5-421-1860 and sanitized as specified under 12VAC5-421-1885, 12VAC5-421-1890 and 12VAC5-421-1900;P

2. Single-service and single-use articles;P or

3. Linens, such as cloth napkins, as specified under 12VAC5-421-560 that are laundered as specified under 12VAC5-421-1920 C.P

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 26, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 18, eff. June 10, 2021.

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