Business Owners

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Find out what business owners need to know about the environment and health, food safety and other public health issues that are important to Vermonters.

Information for You

Consumers can make informed decisions when choosing a Vermont hospital by using Hospital Report Cards.

Retail food establishments include restaurants, catering companies, food trucks and push carts, as well as seafood vendors and limited operation establishments. 

Lead is a highly toxic metal. It was commonly used in paint in buildings built before 1978 as well as in other household, industrial, and automobile products.

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, is the name given to substances that contain carbon and evaporate or “off-gases” at room temperature.

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.

The Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have specific asbestos-related requirements for renovating and demolishing buildings and structures.

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