For specific questions about how produce crops or fields may be affected by flooding, please contact the Vermont Produce Program Team at AGR.Produce@vermont.gov or 802-622-4412. Under U.S. law, crops where the edible portion of the plant has contacted flood waters are considered adulterated and cannot be sold for human consumption. For more information, please review the following resources and guidance.
- Vermont Produce Program - Flood Response & Recovery Information for Vermont Produce Growers
- FDA - Resources for Human and Animal Food Producers Affected by Flooding
- FDA - Evaluating the Safety of Flood-affected Food Crops for Human Consumption
- UVM Extension - Frequently Asked Questions About Handling Flooded Produce