12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-421-220 - Eating, drinking, or using tobacco

A. Except as specified in subsection B of this section, an employee shall eat, drink, or use any form of tobacco only in designated areas where the contamination of exposed food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; unwrapped single-service and single-use articles; or other items needing protection cannot result.
B. A food employee may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of:
1. The employee's hands;
2. The container; and
3. Exposed food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.


12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-421-220
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. 7/12/2016.

Statutory Authority: §§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-14 of the Code of Virginia.

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