Food safety preparation inspections; exempts private homes that process certain foods. (HB60)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), and Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private homes; food safety preparation inspections. Exempts private homes from food safety inspections where the resident processes and prepares pickles, relishes, and salsas for sale to individuals at the home or at farmers markets and labeled "NOT FOR RESALE - PROCESSED AND PREPARED WITHOUT STATE INSPECTION." Private homes are already exempt from inspection where candies, jams, jellies, and baked goods are prepared and distributed accordingly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102105D
12/28/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB60)
01/20/2010Assigned ACNRsub: #1 Agriculture
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends no action
01/26/2010 Subcommittee took no action
02/16/2010Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Waldo J., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Though I certainly favor this—I'd be happy to sell some of what we put up at home—I wonder if other states have done this, and what the impact has been. Are there downsides to this change in the law?