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Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Meat and Poultry Inspection Under the Virginia Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Act [2 VAC 5 ‑ 210]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that adopts by reference, the rules and regulations governing meat and poultry inspection of the United States Department of Agriculture and contains administrative changes therein as needed to make them appropriate to intrastate operations and transactions subject to the Virginia Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Act.
State Authority Section 3.2-5406 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The ensuring of a safe, wholesome and truthfully labeled supply of meat and poultry products for the citizens of the Commonwealth.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Richard. C. Hackenbracht  / Program Manager, Meat and Poultry Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: Richard.Hackenbracht@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-4569    FAX: (804)786-1003    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adoption of 9 CFR Part 412 Label approval Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/3/2013.
Amendment to require new and existing inspected establishment to have written recall procedures Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/8/2013.
Amends 2 VAC 5-210 Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Meat and Poultry Inspection Under the V Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/20/2010.
Changing Title 3.1 references to Title 3.2 as a result of the recodification of Title 3.1 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/4/2009.
Amends Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Meat and Poultry Inspection Under the Virginia Meat and Poultry Products Inspections Act to require certain persons to apply for a permit of exemption annually. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/11/2007.