Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Code of Virginia. Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food. Subtitle IV. Food and Drink; Weights and Measures. Chapter 51. Food and Drink. Article 2. Sanitary Requirements. § 3.2-5115. Animals

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Primary Citation:  VA Code Ann. § 3.2-5115 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2019 Alternate Citation:  VA ST § 3.2-5115 Date Adopted:  2008
Summary: This Virginia law states that no animal shall be permitted in any area used for the manufacture or storage of food products. However, a dog may be allowed in designated areas of a distillery, winery, or brewery as defined in the law.

No animal shall be permitted in any area used for the manufacture or storage of food products. A guard or guide animal may be allowed in some areas if the presence of the animal is unlikely to result in contamination of food, food contact surfaces, or food packaging materials.

Additionally, a dog may be allowed within a designated area inside or on the premises of, except in any area used for the manufacture of food products, a distillery licensed pursuant to § 4.1-206, a winery or farm winery licensed pursuant to § 4.1-207, or a brewery or farm brewery licensed pursuant to § 4.1-208.

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Acts 2008, c. 860, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2018, c. 819.

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