Virginia Food Regulations
Effective June 24, 2021 the Virginia Food Regulations were amended to be consistent with the current 2017 Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Code. Many of the changes simply refine and provide further clarity to our existing regulations. Significant changes are outlined in the 2021 Virginia Food Regulation Update Info Sheet.
The VDH changes are adopted concurrently with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) adoption of the current 2017 FDA Food Code.
To find a list of the most up-to-date Guidance Documents, please see the Virginia Regulatory Townhall website All Food and General Environmental Services guidance documents can be found in the “ENV” section. Guidance documents contain further explanation of a regulatory process or define a standard put in place by the Office of Environmental Health Services.