WVC 19 - 11 D- 3
§19-11D-3. Exemption from regulatory control; authorizing rules by
the commissioner of agriculture.
The manufacture of cheese products described in section two of
this article is exempt from: (a) Pasteurization, packaging,
labeling and all other health related requirements established in
this code or rules promulgated by the division of health; and (b)
regulatory control by the division of health and county or local
health departments or sanitarians. Powers of the commissioner of
agriculture set forth in section ten, article eleven-a of this
chapter are applicable to the manufacturing of home and farm-based
cheese products described in section two of this article. The
commissioner of agriculture is authorized to promulgate rules
pursuant to article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code,
considering and promoting traditional methods of cheese production,
while providing minimum health and sanitation standards necessary
for the protection of the public, including standards for
cleanliness, handling, and protection from contamination.
Emergency rules for this purpose are authorized.