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Title 18 : Health



(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4061)
  • § 4061. Regulations of permits; investigation

    (a) Whenever the Board finds after investigation that the distribution in Vermont of any class of food may, by reason of contamination with micro organisms during manufacture, processing, or packing thereof in any locality, be injurious to health, and that the injurious nature cannot be adequately determined after the articles have entered commerce, it then, and in that case only, shall adopt rules providing for the issuance to manufacturers, processors, or packers of that class of food in that locality, of permits to which shall be attached such conditions governing the manufacture, processing, or packing of that class of food and for such temporary period of time, as may be necessary to protect the public health; and after the effective date of the rules and during the temporary period, no person shall introduce or deliver for introduction into commerce any such food manufactured, processed, or packed by any such manufacturer, processor, or packer unless the manufacturer, processor, or packer holds a permit issued by the Board as provided by the rules.

    (b) The Board is authorized to suspend immediately upon notice any permit issued under authority of this section if it is found that any of the conditions of the permit have been violated. The holder of a permit so suspended shall be privileged at any time to apply for the reinstatement of the permit and the Board shall, immediately after prompt hearing and inspection of the establishment, reinstate the permit if it is found that adequate measures have been taken to comply with and maintain the conditions of the permit, as originally issued, or as amended.

    (c) Any officer or employee duly designated by the Board shall have access to any factory or establishment, the operator of which holds a permit from the Board, for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the conditions of the permit are being complied with, and denial of access for the inspection shall be grounds for suspension of the permit until the access is freely given by the operator. (Added 1959, No. 172, § 12, eff. May 12, 1959; amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. March 1, 1961; 2015, No. 23, § 110.)