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Find out what you need to know about food safety to protect Vermonters.
The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water.
Retail food establishments include restaurants, catering companies, food trucks and push carts, as well as seafood vendors and limited operation establishments.
Businesses play an important role in promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic disease.
The Vermont Department of Health certifies laboratories analyzing drinking water as per Vermont Statute 18 V.S.A § 501b.
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 Vermont Department of Health Laboratory tests different types of environmental water samples for bacteria like E.coli or Legionella
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