Retail Food Establishments

Resources for Food Service Establishments
Boil Water Advisory for Food Establishments Guidelines outlining temporary methods that must be followed in order to continue food service operations during a contaminated water incident
Consumer Advisory Sign  Sample sign to warn of the potential health risks from eating raw or undercooked foods
Electrical (Power) Outage Guidance Guidance for food establishments on what to do when there is a power outage
Handwashing Poster Printable handwashing sign to post in restrooms
Poultry Inspection Exemption Vermont law allows licensed restaurants to serve uninspected poultry under certain conditions. Know the requirements and submit an application prior to serving uninspected poultry.
Retail Food Employees Training Resources Educational materials in multiple languages for retail food employees
Americans with Disabilities Act and Service Animals: Frequently Asked Questions Read for more details about service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Americans with Disabilities Act and Service Animals: Requirements This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Department of Justice's regulations.
Stool Samples Video on how to provide a stool sample as part of a public health investigation into a food-borne illness
Universal Recycling Law and Food Donation Resources Read up on Act 148: Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law to see how food service establishments are affected by the new law.
Log Sheets Print these food safety log sheet templates for use in your establishment. 


Shellfish Reshippers and Repackers

Businesses that purchase shellfish and either process or break the product down into small lots for wholesale or retail operations should apply for a shellfish reshipper/repacker license.

Read the Requirements: Shellfish Sanitation Rule


Contact Information

Food & Lodging Program
108 Cherry St., PO Box 70 
Burlington, VT 05402-0070    
Phone: (802) 863-7222 or
(800) 439-8550 (toll-free within VT)
Fax: (802) 863-7483

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