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Virginia Administrative Code
6/19/2024

Article 7. Contaminated Food

12VAC5-421-940. Discarding or reconditioning unsafe, adulterated, or contaminated food.

A. A food that is unsafe, adulterated, or not honestly presented as specified in 12VAC5-421-260 shall be discarded or reconditioned according to an approved procedure.P

B. Food that is not from an approved source as specified under 12VAC5-421-270 through 12VAC5-421-330 shall be discarded.P

C. Ready-to-eat food that may have been contaminated by an employee who has been restricted or excluded as specified under 12VAC5-421-90 shall be rendered unusable and discarded.P

D. Food that is contaminated by food employees, consumers, or other persons through contact with their hands, bodily discharges, such as nasal or oral discharges, or other means shall be discarded.P

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-14 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 2, eff. October 16, 2007; Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 18, eff. June 10, 2021.

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