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Food Safety Inspections

Attention new wineries, breweries and distilleries: Virginia food law mandates a food safety inspection by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) before opening for business. The preopening inspection, conducted by a VDACS food safety specialist, is needed to ensure the facility meets Virginia food laws requirements and related regulations. Please contact the nearest VDACS office for an appointment:

Central / Northern Virginia
(804) 786-3520
102 Governor St., Richmond, VA 23219

Western Virginia
(540) 562-3641
2943-E Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke, VA 24019

(757) 363-3840
5700 Thurston Ave., Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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