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COFFEE CHAT WEBINARS
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Trade Shows Know
Before you Go
Are you making the most of your trade show experience in person and online? At this Coffee Chat, we heard from trade show veterans about how they best prepare for shows and make the most of their time while there and after. Buyers also spoke about what they find valuable when attending trade shows.
VA REGULATORY AND PROGRAM LINKS
Here's a list of resources and tools provided by members of the board. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Virginia Department of Health links:
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
Regulatory Resources for New and Existing Food Businesses: http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/food-dairy-and-foods.shtml
Home and Commercial Kitchen-Based Businesses:
http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/dairy-kitchen-food-services-businesses.shtml - links for application for inspection are on this page
Office of Meat and Poultry Regulations (regulatory information for wholesale meat and poultry) Resources and Information:
Produce Safety and Regulation:
Poultry and Egg Marketing (Grading):
Beekeeping and Apiary Inspection:
Farm to School Program:
Virginia Department of Health:
Regulatory Information for Food Establishments regulated by VDH: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/food-safety-in-virginia/n
Food Establishment Operator Resources and Information: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/food-safety-in-virginia/food-operators/ — contains information on how to apply for a permit
Inspection Reports for Establishments: https://inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/virginia
Grade A Milk and Other Grade A Dairy Product Inspection: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/food-safety-in-virginia/milk-safety/
Shellfish Safety and Inspection: