Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code

Part II. Intent, Scope, and Interpretation

2VAC5-510-20. Uniformity of enforcement.

A. The Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services hereby finds and declares that a uniform regulation is needed to govern the production, processing, labeling, and distribution of ice cream and similar products within the Commonwealth of Virginia. This chapter relating to ice cream and similar products shall be applicable throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and shall be enforced on a statewide basis. Products produced, processed, or manufactured under the provisions of this chapter may be sold in all counties, cities, and towns in this state. They shall not be subject to regulations by ordinance or otherwise to supervision, or to inspection by any political subdivision.

B. No regulation shall be construed to prohibit the sale of any imported dairy product within this state, if the laws and regulations of the exporting state or political subdivision thereof are substantially the same as this chapter, and if they are enforced with equal effectiveness as determined by Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or State Health Department.

C. Unless otherwise provided by state law or by regulation of the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services, this chapter shall be interpreted and enforced where applicable with administrative procedures and recommended regulations of the United States Department of Health and Human Resources and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 2.1, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987.

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