12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-421-930 - Consumer advisory: consumption of animal foods that are raw, undercooked, or not otherwise processed to eliminate pathogens

A. Except as specified in 12VAC5-421-700 C and D 4 and under subdivision 3 of 12VAC5-421-950, if an animal food such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, pork, poultry, or shellfish is served or sold raw, undercooked, or without otherwise being processed to eliminate pathogens, either in ready-to-eat form or as an ingredient in another ready-to-eat food, the permit holder shall inform consumers of the significantly increased risk of consuming such foods by way of a disclosure and reminder, as specified in subsections B and C of this section, using brochures, deli case or menu advisories, label statements, table tents, placards, or other effective written means.Pf
B. Disclosure shall include:
1. A description of the animal-Amended foods, such as "oysters on the half shell (raw oysters)," "raw-egg Caesar salad," and "hamburgers (can be cooked to order)";Pf or
2. Identification of the animal-Amended foods by asterisking them to a footnote that states that the items are served raw or undercooked, or contain (or may contain) raw or undercooked ingredients.Pf
C. Reminder shall include asterisking the animal-Amended foods requiring disclosure to a footnote that states:
1. "Regarding the safety of these items, written information is available upon request";Pf
2. "Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness";Pf or
3. "Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions."Pf


12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-421-930
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 2, eff. October 16, 2007; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. 7/12/2016; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 18, eff. 6/10/2021.

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

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