Each year an estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illness occur in the U.S.—the equivalent of one in six Americans. The resources on this page can help to keep you and your family safer from food poisoning.
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea.
Escherchia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live in the environment and in the gastrointestinal system of humans and animals.
People typically get sick with listeriosis by eating food that is contaminated with the bacteria.
Cryptosporidiosis is an illness caused by a parasite called Cryptosporidium.
Campylobacteriosis is an illness caused by bacteria called Campylobacter.
There are three main types of botulism: foodborne, intestinal and wound.
Through this web portal, you can learn more about the inspection process and view recent inspection reports for food and lodging establishments throughout Vermont.
Search here for free food safety resources for our license holders.
Heavy rains can wash contaminants into drinking, recreational and irrigation waters that can make people sick. Harmful contaminants include human and animal waste, industrial chemicals, oil and other fuels, pesticides and fertilizers. Heavy rains can also result in overflows of combined sewer systems, which are designed to treat both stormwater and wastewater at the same time. During heavy rains, there may not be enough capacity in the system, leading to the discharge of untreated or partially treated wastewater. Flooding can make all of these problems even worse.