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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 490. Regulations Governing Grade "A" Milk
6/26/2022

2VAC5-490-25. Impounding of adulterated or misbranded condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product.

The state regulatory agency shall comply with the following administrative procedures when impounding any adulterated or misbranded condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product to prevent movement of these products until such violations of critical processing elements have been corrected:

1. The state regulatory agency shall serve the person with a written impoundment notice. The written impoundment notice shall specify the violations and inform the person of the opportunity to appear before the state regulatory agency in person, by counsel, or by other qualified representative at a fact-finding conference for the informal presentation of factual data, arguments, and proof to contest the written notice of violation.

2. The written impoundment notice shall include:

a. The name of the adulterated or misbranded condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product;

b. The size and number of separate units in the lot being impounded;

c. The product code and sell by date for the lot of product, if each exists; and

d. A statement directing the person to:

(1) Immediately remove from sale the entire lot of adulterated or misbranded condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product;

(2) Isolate and identify as not for sale the entire lot of adulterated or misbranded condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product in the person's storage area in a location separate from any storage accessible from a retail sales area; and

(3) Comply with one of the following options:

(a) If the condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product is adulterated (i) the entire lot shall be destroyed or (ii) the entire lot shall be held and returned to the manufacturer, distributor, or producer; or

(b) If the condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product is misbranded (i) the entire lot shall be destroyed; (ii) the entire lot shall be held and returned to the manufacturer, distributor, or producer; or (iii) the entire lot shall be held and new labels affixed to each container in the lot that comply with all provisions for labeling of condensed milk, condensed milk product, dry milk, dry milk product, milk, or milk product contained in this chapter prior to being offered for sale.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-5206 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 20, eff. May 23, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 12, eff. January 21, 2015; Volume 36, Issue 14, eff. March 2, 2020.

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