INSPECTION & GRADING SERVICES
Responsible for ensuring the integrity of commodities regulated under Virginia’s Animal Remedies, Commercial Feed, Seed, Fertilizer and Agricultural Liming Materials Laws.
Conducts inspections of all Virginia public and private animal shelters.
Programs, resources and updates regarding animal disease control and prevention efforts.
Administers the state’s apiary inspection program and resources for Virginia beekeepers.
Promotes the integrity of charitable gaming activities in the Commonwealth.
Administers Virginia laws and regulations designed to ensure the safety, wholesomeness and proper labeling of foods.
Grading and inspection program in the Office of Commodity Services.
Ensures the sustainability of wild ginseng in Virginia.
VDACS’ livestock marketing program brings industry buyers and sellers together.
The Office of Meat and Poultry Services administers inspection laws and regulations.
Inspects nursery stock in an effort to prevent the spread of insect, weed and disease pests.
Certifies applicators, registers products and licenses pesticide businesses for the safe and effective control of pests.
Inspects and certifies many types of plant products for export.
Collects and manages data on plant pests of concern to Virginia.
Inspects covered produce under the FDA Produce Safety Rule and state legislation.
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