Food Processing Licensing

Establishments that process food—such as sauces, salsa, salad dressings, candies, chocolates, jams and jellies, etc.—for retail or wholesale markets, as well as food warehouses and distribution centers, must apply for a food processor license. Applicants planning to operate a food processing establishment must submit the following at least 30 days prior to the anticipated opening date:

Once your application is processed, a public health inspector will contact you to discuss your plans and schedule an inspection. Review the Good Manufacturing Practices for Food Rule before your inspection.

You are responsible for contacting additional federal, state, and local entities for compliance with applicable regulations or policies for your business. Always check with your town clerk’s office for local requirements.

Contact Information

Food & Lodging Program
108 Cherry St., PO Box 70 
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Phone: (802) 863-7221 or
(800) 439-8550 (toll-free within VT)
Fax: (802) 863-7483

FoodLodging@vermont.gov

Use this Public Health Inspector District Map to find contact details for the inspector in your area.