Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/29/2021

Part IX. Enforcement; Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Bacteriological, Cooling and Pasteurization Standards

2VAC5-510-470. Written notices, removal of products from sale and permit suspension.

A. Whenever two of the last four consecutive bacteria counts, coliform determinations, or cooling temperatures taken on separate days exceed the limit of the standard for milk, cream, fluid dairy ingredients, frozen dessert mix, or frozen desserts, the State Regulatory Authority shall send a written notice thereof to the person concerned. This notice shall be in effect so long as two of the last four consecutive samples exceed the limit of the standard. An additional sample shall be taken within 14 days of the sending of such notice, but not before the lapse of three days. Immediate suspension of permit or court action shall be instituted whenever the standard is violated by three of the last five bacteria counts, coliform determinations, or cooling temperatures.

B. The State Regulatory Authority may forego suspension of the permit, provided that the product or products in violation are not sold or offered for sale.

C. Whenever a phosphatase test is positive, the cause shall be determined. Where the cause is improper pasteurization, it shall be corrected, and any product involved shall not be offered for sale.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 9.1, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987.

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