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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 510. Rules and Regulations Governing the Production, Processing, and Sale of Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, and Similar Products

2VAC5-510-520. Vehicles.

A. All vehicles used to transport mix, frozen desserts, cream, milk and dairy products shall be constructed and operated to protect their contents from heat, sun, and contamination. Such vehicles shall be kept clean; and no substance capable of contaminating mix, frozen desserts, cream, milk and dairy products shall be transported in them. Vehicles transporting frozen desserts or mix to wholesale or retail outlets shall have the name of the distributor prominently displayed on them.

B. A covered or enclosed dock for loading, unloading, and washing tank trucks, and other facilities shall be available at all plants that receive or ship milk, fluid dairy ingredients, or frozen desserts mix in tanks. A plant shall provide approved equipment when deemed necessary by the State Regulatory Authority to prevent contamination of products while being loaded or unloaded in tank trucks.

C. Milk transport tanks, sanitary piping, fittings and pumps shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Tanks and equipment shall be washed promptly after use and given bactericidal treatment immediately before use. After being washed and sanitized, each tank shall be identified by a tag attached to the outlet valve, having the following information: (i) plant and specific location where cleaned, (ii) date and time of day of washing and sanitizing, and (iii) name of persons who washed and sanitized the tank. The tag shall not be removed until the tank is again washed and sanitized.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-5201 and 3.2-5212 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 11.1, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987.

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