Consumer Protection

Assessing the quality of agricultural products takes place both at the point of production and at the location offering products for retail sale. Products such as eggs, apples, potatoes, strawberries, and maple syrup are inspected for proper labeling and to determine the quality of the product. The Consumer Protection Section works with producers to help them make the best quality products possible and to grade and label them correctly.

Consumer Protection staff members work cooperatively, through effective technical assistance programs and prudent enforcement, to promote a single mission: To advance a safe and secure food supply within a marketplace that provides fair and equal access to consumers and processors while enhancing Vermont’s working landscape, rural character and local economies.

Questions concerning the responsibilities of the Consumer Protection Section should be directed to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.