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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Chapter 585. Retail Food Establishment Regulations
9/22/2020

2VAC5-585-3410. Drying Agents, Criteria.

Drying agents used in conjunction with sanitization shall:

1. Contain only components that are listed as one of the following:

a. Generally recognized as safe for use in food as specified in 21 CFR Part 182 or 21 CFR Part 184;P

b. Generally recognized as safe for the intended use as specified in 21 CFR Part 186;P

c. Generally recognized as safe for the intended use as determined by experts qualified in scientific training and experience to evaluate the safety of substances added, directly or indirectly, to food as described in 21 CFR 170.30;P

d. Subject of an effective food contact notification as described in § 409(h) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 USC § 348(h));P

e. Approved for use as a drying agent under a prior sanction as described in § 201(s)(4) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 USC § 321(s)(4));P

f. Specifically regulated as an indirect food additive for use as a drying agent as specified in 21 CFR Parts 174-178;P or

g. Approved for use as a drying agent under the threshold of regulation process established by 21 CFR 170.39;P and

2. When sanitization is with chemicals, the approval required under subdivision 1 e or 1 g of this section or the chapter as an indirect food additive required under subdivision 1 f of this section shall be specifically for use with chemical sanitizing solutions.P

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-5121 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 24, Issue 02, eff. October 16, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016.

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