Licensing a Home-Based Food Establishment

Your Guide to Opening a Home-Based Food Establishment

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There are certain conditions where a home-based food business is exempt from licensing. You can read about the exemptions and submit the necessary paperwork by selecting the button below.

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Resources for Home-Based Food Businesses
TITLE DESCRIPTION
General Food Safety Practices, Providing Samples, Selling Fresh Product  Part of the University of Vermont Extension fact sheet series on Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors
Selling Prepared Foods and Baked Goods  Part of the University of Vermont Extension fact sheet series on Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors
Sanitation Guide for Food Employees Printable, quick-reference guide on the basics of sanitation for food handlers
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

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