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Often understanding the steps needed to prepare foods for sale in the direct market such as Farmers Markets can be complex. Regulations and steps for producing foods safely can vary greatly depending on the food product. d This fact sheet provides detailed steps on how to safely prepare and sell pre-packaged refrigerated or frozen meals in the local market. Additionally, the steps a food producer preparing these types of meals needs to take to in order to become approved through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to sell these products is outlined.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
June 9, 2020