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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

2VAC5-510-570. Storage.

A. Utensils and portable equipment used in processing operations shall be stored above the floor in clean, dry locations, and in self-draining positions on racks constructed of impervious, corrosion-resistant material.

B. Dripped or spilled products or ingredients shall not be sold for human consumption.

C. Dairy products, mix or frozen dessert ingredients in dry storage shall be arranged in aisles, rows, sections, or lots, or in such other manner as to be orderly and easily accessible for inspection, and to permit adequate cleaning of the room. Dunnage or pallets shall be used when appropriate. Dairy products, mix or frozen dessert ingredients shall not be stored with any product that would damage them or impair their quality. Open containers shall be carefully protected from contamination.

D. All products requiring refrigeration, except where otherwise specified, shall be stored under optimum temperatures and humidity to maintain their quality and condition. Products shall not be placed directly on wet floors or be exposed to foreign odors, or to conditions such as dripping or condensation, that might cause package or product damage.

E. Items in supply rooms shall be kept clean and protected, and be arranged to permit inspection of supplies and cleaning and spraying of the room. Insecticides and rodenticides shall be properly labeled, segregated, and stored in a separate room or cabinet away from milk or dairy products or packaging supplies. Caps, parchment papers, wrappers, liners, gaskets, and single service sticks, spoons, covers, and containers for frozen desserts, mix or their ingredients shall be purchased and stored only in sanitary tubes, wrappings, or cartons. These shall be kept in a clean, dry place until used; and shall be handled in a sanitary manner.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 12.3, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987.

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