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  • Food MarketDo you have questions about a recent health department restaurant inspection?
  • Are you interested in starting up a new restaurant business?
  • Concerned about a recall or need more information on food safety?
  • For these questions and many more, contact the Food Safety Experts here at the Virginia Department of Health!  We can provide the latest guidance and information on food safety and put you in touch with resources to help answer your question.

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Cottage food manufacturers and home-based kitchen processors fall under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. If you would like to prepare, package, and sell food products made in your home or have questions regarding the "cottage food laws," please see the VDACS website. Note: catering operations are not permitted from a home-based kitchen.

Last Updated: 02-12-2015

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