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Requirements for Product Approval [3 VAC 5 ‑ 40]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description This chapter establishes the standards and procedures for approval of the content, container, and label of alcoholic beverage products to be sold in Virginia.
State Authority Title 4.1, 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. To determine the nature, form and capacity of all containers used for holding alcoholic beverages, and prescribe the form and content of all labels and seals to be placed thereon.
2. To protect consumers of alcoholic beverages from misleading information concerning the identity or contents of alcoholic beverage products sold in the Commonwealth.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: W. Curtis Coleburn III  / Chief Operating Officer
Address: 2901 Hermitage Rd.
Richmond, VA 23220
Email Address: curtis.coleburn@abc.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)213-4409    FAX: (804)213-4411    TDD: (804)213-4687
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Product Approval - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Updating Product Approval Regulations as a Result of Periodic Review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2014.
Amending label content restrictions and 30-day approval process Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/19/2007.
Direct Shipping Rules Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/30/2005.
Label Approval Revisions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/30/2005.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Sale of Beer in Growlers by Gourmet Shops -
Changes to Beer and Wine Product and Label Approval Procedures as a Result of Periodic Review NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 8/11/2006 after the comment period had ended.