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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 6 : Agriculture

Chapter 066 : Produce Inspection

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 853)
  • § 853. Farm inspections

    (a)(1) The Secretary may inspect a produce farm during reasonable hours for the purposes of ensuring compliance with:

    (A) the federal standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption, as adopted under 21 C.F.R. part 112;

    (B) the rules adopted under this chapter; or

    (C) eligibility for and conformity with the exemptions and modified requirements adopted under 21 C.F.R. part 112.

    (2) This section shall not limit the Secretary’s authority to respond to an emergency in order to prevent a public health hazard under section 21 of this title.

    (b) The Secretary may coordinate with other State agencies and organizations to carry out inspections at or near the same time on a given produce farm. (Added 2015, No. 104 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 12, 2016; amended 2017, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 28, 2018; 2017, No. 194 (Adj. Sess.), § 19, eff. May 30, 2018; 2021, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. July 1, 2022.)