Home-produced operations; exempts food products processed in homes from certain regulations. (HB1839)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Home-produced operations. Exempts food products processed or prepared in private homes or farms from Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulations that apply to food establishments so long as the products are sold to end consumers and labeled with the producer's name and address, the product ingredients, and the statement that the product is not subject to Virginia's food safety laws and regulations. The bill also exempts these facilities from examinations conducted by the State Health Commissioner of establishments in which crustacea, finfish, and shellfish are handled. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100067D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Cameron Jones writes:

Like HB 1430, HB 1839 needs to be passed.

Our family farmers and others wishing to sell their produce, should be able to process and sell their products directly to the consumer without undo government regulation.

I urge everyone to contact their delegate and ask them to vote yes on HB 1839!

Ace Oestreich writes:

I know this bill should pass without any hold ups. People work hard in this state make the product that they are tring to sell is produced in the right way. I am a property owner and I do not need some one to tell me what I should do with my land. GOD gave us a mind to use not just to sit in our head. To all the house member I ask you to vote in favor of this bill. Thank you and GOD BLESS. Ace

Farmer John writes:

Pass HB 1839, This will help people who must stay at home to care for children, the elderly and the handicapped earn an income. It's good for the economy.

Scamperis writes:

We already have HR 272 effecting this same matter (jelly Jam low acid home production with right to sell to end user) why do we need another?

Ex-Farm Bureau Member writes:

What is HR(?)272? I looked for an HB 272, but there isn't one.

Gregg Jones writes:

I have the option to buy from big corporation I also want the option to by from the farm.I don't trust the Govt entities (ie Farm Bureau, FDS, etc.) to insure our food safe.

Control Freak Virginia writes:

PASS HB1839! When did Virginia become communist? Can't a grannie bake an applie pie or can some peach jam without Homeland Security intervention? Geez. This is really creepy because we really are becoming a socialist nation. Cuba is starting to look good.

Nan Blissett writes:

HB 1839 helps people make a living and helps local consumers get real food. Please vote yes. Thank you.

Morgan Polotan writes:

I want the option to buy food from a farm. Please vote yes. Thank you.

thomas conway writes:

This country has been pushing the public into a food monoculture for decades now in support of industrial foodist like monsanto and tysons who are destroying our food chain and trying to introduced untested GMO products. We as free people should have our choice of food and the opportunity to reap the rewards from our hard work - its a not brainer - support this bill! it is the GOOD thing to do.

Alec Bauserman writes:

Please pass HB 1839 and support local business and small farmers.

Jacque Hitchcock writes:

Please vote YES on HB 1839

Cameron Jones writes:


Email all (copy and paste): DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov , DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov , DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov , DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov, DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov , DelMJames@house.virginia.gov , DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov

Tell them to vote for HB 1839 and HB 1430!

Joseph Civitas writes:

Orrock's views on HB 1430 and HB 1839