Fruit, Vegetable & Processed Foods Services
Fruit, Vegetable and Processed Foods Services is a grading and inspection program in the Division of Commodity Services. It operates under a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Inspectors are trained and employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and licensed by the USDA.
The program inspects fresh and processed fruits and vegetables based on USDA established standards. These services help buyers and sellers ensure product quality and contract specifications, facilitating intrastate and interstate commerce as well as the import and export of commodities. Program operation funds are generated through user fees, with administrative support provided by the state.
The program also administers the Virginia Controlled Atmosphere Storage Law and Seed Potato Inspection Law.
The Fruit, Vegetable and Processed Foods Services program provides services throughout the state. Contact VDACS for additional information.
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