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Regulations Governing Milk For Manufacturing Purposes [2 VAC 5 ‑ 531]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes: (1) the requirements to produce and sell cows’ milk for manufacturing purposes; (2) the requirements to obtain a permit to process and sell cheese, butter, condensed milk, powdered milk, and similar products; (3) and minimum standards that dairy farms and dairy plants must meet in producing and processing milk for manufacturing purposes, including pasteurization, cooling, storage, quality-control tests, packaging, and labeling requirements.
State Authority Section 3.2-5206 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 of manufactured dairy products through pasteurization and prevention of contamination.

3. The facilitation of sales of Virginia-manufactured dairy products in intrastate and interstate commerce.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Robert Trimmer  / Program Supervisor
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-1452    FAX: (804)371-7792    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend to remain consistent with Chapter 490 Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 11/4/2015.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amending 2VAC5-531 based on recommendations of the Attorney General’s Government and Regulatory Reform Task Force Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/29/2008.
milk for manufacturing purposes Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/26/2005.