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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

2VAC5-510-610. Cleanliness.

A. Plant employees shall wash their hands before beginning work, and upon returning to work after using toilet facilities, eating, smoking, or otherwise soiling their hands. They shall keep their hands clean and follow good hygienic practices while on duty. Expectorating or use of tobacco in any form shall be prohibited in rooms and compartments where milk, dairy products, mix or frozen desserts are unpacked or exposed. Clean white or light colored washable outer-garments and caps (paper caps or hairnets are acceptable) shall be worn by all persons engaged in processing milk, dairy products, mix or frozen desserts.

B. In addition, employees engaged in manual molding, wrapping, and touching any product contact surface shall treat their clean hands with a bactericide of approved strength before beginning such work and after each interruption. Rubber or plastic gloves may be used if sanitized as above.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 13.1, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987.

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