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

2VAC5-585-3630. Contents of a HACCP plan.

For a food establishment that is required under 2VAC5-585-3620 to have a HACCP plan, the operator shall submit to the department a properly prepared HACCP plan that includes:

1. General information such as the name of the operator, the food establishment address, and contact information;

2. A categorization of the types of time/temperature control for safety foods that are to be controlled under the HACCP plan;Pf

3. A flow diagram or chart for each specific food or category type that identifies:

a. Each step in the process;Pf and

b. The steps that are critical control points;Pf

4. The ingredients, recipes, or formulations; materials and equipment used in the preparation of each specific food or category type; and methods and procedural control measures that address the food safety concerns involved;Pf

5. A critical control points summary for each specific food category type that clearly identifies:

a. Each critical control point;Pf

b. The significant hazards for each critical control point;Pf

c. The critical limits for each critical control point;Pf

d. The method and frequency for monitoring and controlling each critical control point by the designated food employee or the person in charge;Pf

e. Action to be taken by the designated food employee or person in charge if the critical limits for each critical control point are not met;Pf

f. The method and frequency for the person in charge to routinely verify that the food employee is following standard operating procedures and monitoring critical control points;Pf and

g. Records to be maintained by the person in charge to demonstrate that the HACCP plan is properly operated and managed;Pf

6. Supporting documents such as:

a. Food employee and supervisory training plan and operating procedures that address the food safety issues of concern;Pf

b. Copies of blank record forms that are necessary to implement the HACCP plan;Pf

c. Additional scientific data or other information, as required by the department, supporting the determination that food safety is not compromised by the proposal;Pf and

7. Any other information required by the department.

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; Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 24, 2021.

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