Health Department Proposals for Public Comment

Health Department Rules & Regulations

As part of the rule-making process, the Vermont Department of Health invites public input on proposed rules and regulations. Details about proposals currently open for formal public comment will be listed below. You may submit comments via email, US Post, or at a public hearing.

Regulation of Bakeries: Proposed Repeal of Rule

Summary of Rule Repeal: The Department of Health has proposed the repeal of the Regulation of Bakeries in Vermont and the incorporation of the rule into two other Department of Health rules. Bakeries that produce products for wholesale distribution will now fall under the revised Good Manufacturing Practices for Food Rule, which is also open for public comment at this time. Bakeries that operate retail establishments where baked goods are prepared to be consumed on site or for retail sale will now be subject to the Health Regulations for Food Service Establishments. Many retail bakeries in the state already hold a restaurant licenses and are already subject to the Health Regulations for Food Service Establishments. These changes will primarily affect wholesale bakeries, and provide clarity to home bakeries on existing home-based requirements.

Text of Proposed Rule Repeal

Public Hearing

Date: Oct. 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Vermont Department of Health
Conference Room 2B
108 Cherry St. Burlington, VT 05402

Submit Written Comments

Deadline for Comments: Oct. 27, 2014

Submit Written Comments to:

Lillian Colasurdo
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

E-mail Comments to: AHS.VDHRules@state.vt.us

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Good Manufacturing Practices for Food: Proposed Rule

Text of Proposed Rule

Public Hearing

Date: Oct. 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Vermont Department of Health
Conference Room 2B
108 Cherry St. Burlington, VT 05402

Submit Written Comments

Deadline for Comments: Oct. 27,2014

Submit Written Comments to:

Lillian Colasurdo
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

E-mail Comments to: AHS.VDHRules@state.vt.us

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Reportable and Communicable Diseases: Proposed Rule

Text of Proposed Rule

Public Hearing

Date: Oct. 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Vermont Department of Health
Conference Room 2B
108 Cherry St. Burlington, VT 05402

Submit Written Comments

Deadline for Comments: Oct. 27,2014

Submit Written Comments to:

Lillian Colasurdo
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

E-mail Comments to: AHS.VDHRules@state.vt.us

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Page Updated September 26, 2014