12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-421-670 - Consumer self-service operations

A. Raw, unpackaged animal food, such as beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish shall not be offered for consumer self-service.P This subsection does not apply to:
1. Consumer self-service of ready-to-eat foods at buffets or salad bars that serve foods such as sushi or raw shellfish;
2. Ready-to-cook individual portions for immediate cooking and consumption on the premises such as consumer-cooked meats or consumer-selected ingredients for Mongolian barbecue; or
3. Raw, frozen, shell-on shrimp or lobster.
B. Consumer self-service operations for ready-to-eat foods shall be provided with suitable utensils or effective dispensing methods that protect the food from contamination.Pf
C. Consumer self-service operations such as buffets and salad bars shall be monitored by food employees trained in safe operating procedures.Pf


12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-421-670
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 2, eff. October 16, 2007; 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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