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Rules and Regulations Governing Restaurants [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 420]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulations have protected the safety of food served in restuarants by establishing standards for the safe and sanitary maintenance, storage, operation and use of equipment, the sanitary maintenance and use of a retaurant's physical plant, the safe preparation, handling, protection, and preservation of food, vector and pest control, toilet and cleansing facilities for employees and customers, appropriate lighting and ventilation, approved water supply and sewage disposal, personal hygiene for employees, and appropriate use of precautions to prevent the transmission of diseases. (These regulations will be replaced by regulations to appear in Chapter 421.)
State Authority Section 35.1-11 and Section and Section 35.1-14
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Whether the regulations continue to protect the safety of food served in restuarants by establishing standards for the safe and sanitary maintenance, storage, operation and use of equipment, the sanitary maintenance and use of a retaurant's physical plant, the safe preparation, handling, protection, and preservation of food, vector and pest control, toilet and cleansing facilities for employees and customers, appropriate lighting and ventilation, approved water supply and sewage disposal, personal hygiene for employees, and appropriate use of precautions to prevent the transmission of diseases.
NOTE: As of September 2000, these regulations have been undergoing a preliminary process of comprehensive revision, involving the replacement of Chapter 420 with a new Chapter 421. Once amendments have been adopted, a periodic review will be scheduled within three years.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director of Food and General Envirnmntl. Svces.
Address:
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: julie.henderson@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgation of Regulations Governing Restaurants (with REPEAL of Chapter 420) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/28/2002.