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Regulations Governing the Cooling, Storing, Sampling and Transporting of Milk [2 VAC 5 ‑ 501]
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Description A regulation that establishes: (1) the requirement for a permit from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to operate a milk-hauling business or to sample, measure, or collect milk from refrigerated tanks used to store milk on dairy farms; (2) milk cooling and storage temperature requirements as well as minimum construction and installation requirements for equipment used to cool, store, or transport milk; (3) and uniform procedures which must be used by permitted milk haulers for collection of milk samples.
State Authority Sections 3.2-5206 , 3.2-5223 , and 3.2-5224 of the Code of Virginia
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 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 the safety and quality of milk produced in Virginia by establishing temperatures at which milk must be kept on the farm and in the dairy plant, and by establishing equipment-design, construction, installation, and use requirements which protect milk from contamination during storage, transfer, and delivery.

3. The establishment of standards to be used in collecting and evaluating milk samples.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Carolyn Peterson  / Program Supervisor
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: Carolyn.Peterson@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-1452    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
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.
Amending 2VAC5-501 Based on Recommendations by the Attorney General's Government and Regulatory Reform Task Force Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/12/2008.
Cooling Milk/Milk Samples Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/26/2005.