Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/29/2021

Part XIII. Personnel Cleanliness and Health

2VAC5-510-610. Cleanliness.

A. Plant employees shall wash their hands before beginning work, and upon returning to work after using toilet facilities, eating, smoking, or otherwise soiling their hands. They shall keep their hands clean and follow good hygienic practices while on duty. Expectorating or use of tobacco in any form shall be prohibited in rooms and compartments where milk, dairy products, mix or frozen desserts are unpacked or exposed. Clean white or light colored washable outer-garments and caps (paper caps or hairnets are acceptable) shall be worn by all persons engaged in processing milk, dairy products, mix or frozen desserts.

B. In addition, employees engaged in manual molding, wrapping, and touching any product contact surface shall treat their clean hands with a bactericide of approved strength before beginning such work and after each interruption. Rubber or plastic gloves may be used if sanitized as above.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 13.1, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987.

2VAC5-510-620. Health.

A. No person afflicted with a communicable disease shall be permitted in any room or compartment where milk, dairy products, mix or frozen desserts are prepared, processed, or otherwise handled. No person who has a discharging or infected wound, sore, or lesion on hands, arms, or other exposed portions of the body shall work in any plant processing or packaging rooms or in any other capacity resulting in contact with milk, dairy products, mix or frozen dessert.

B. Each employee whose work brings him in contact with the processing or handling of milk, dairy products, mix or frozen desserts, containers or equipment shall have a medical and physical examination by a registered physician or by the local department of health, and shall furnish a satisfactory medical certificate prior to employment. An employee returning to work following illness from a communicable disease shall have a certificate from his attending physician to establish proof of complete recovery.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-05-03 § 13.2, eff. December 11, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 10, eff. March 18, 1987.

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