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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 585. Retail Food Establishment Regulations

2VAC5-585-340. Temperature.

A. Except as specified in subsection B of this section, refrigerated, time/temperature control for safety food shall be at a temperature of 41°F (5°C) or below when received.P

B. If a temperature other than 41°F (5°C) for a time/temperature control for safety food is specified in law governing its distribution, such as laws governing milk and molluscan shellfish, the food may be received at the specified temperature.

C. Raw eggs shall be received in refrigerated equipment that maintains an ambient air temperature of 45°F (7°C) or less.P

D. Time/temperature control for safety food that is cooked to a temperature and for a time specified under 2VAC5-585-700, 2VAC5-585-710, and 2VAC5-585-720 and received hot shall be at a temperature of 135°F (57°C) or above.P

E. A food that is labeled frozen and shipped frozen by a food processing plant shall be received frozen.Pf

F. Upon receipt, time/temperature control for safety food shall be free of evidence of previous temperature abuse.Pf

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-5121 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 2, eff. October 16, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016.

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