As used in this section, “food” includes food, groceries and beverages, for human consumption. “Retailer” means a person who sells food for consumption and not for resale.It shall be unlawful for any retailer to accept, in payment for any food sold by him to a customer, a promissory note or notes for an amount in excess of twice the sales price of food delivered by him to the customer. As used in this section the word “delivered” means that actual physical delivery into the exclusive custody and control of the customer is made within seven days of the receipt of the note by the seller.Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.
Code 1950, § 59.1-68; 1968, c. 439; 1975, cc. 14, 15.