To file a concern or complaint with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, please review the below links to determine the program your concern should be registered with. When submitting a complaint or concern, please provide detailed information that will allow us to evaluate the information for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to provide a complete picture of your concerns and observations. For example, a complaint that is one sentence long with limited information does not provide enough information for follow-up. Do not report the same complaint multiple times.
**PLEASE BE AWARE**
If the complaint lacks adequate information and/or there is no way for the Agency to contact you to follow up, the Agency may not be able to investigate the matter.
- Concerns regarding general internet or phone-based “scams” do not fall under the Agency of Agriculture and should be directed to the Office of the Vermont Attorney General at this link: https://ago.vermont.gov/cap.
Restaurant / Food & Lodging Program Sanitation Complaint
Link to the Vermont Department of Health - The Food and Lodging Program at the Vermont Department of Health works to protect health and prevent disease by promoting sanitation and food safety. To accomplish this, Health Department licenses and inspects over 6,000 places where food is prepared, served, processed or stored. The department also regulates lodging facilities, including hotels, bed & breakfasts, and children’s camps.
Meat & Poultry Concern or Complaint
Regarding a concern about the production or sale of meat and poultry products in the State of Vermont.
Environmental Resources Concern or Complaint
Regarding a concern about pesticide use, manure spreading, water quality, apiary, seed or other agriculture resource.
Weights & Measures Concern or Complaint
Regarding a concern related to scales and measuring devices utilized for consumer transactions.
Agricultural Products Concern or Complaint
Regarding a concern related to maple, apples, potatoes, strawberries, other fresh produce, shell eggs, or irradiated foods.
Animal Health Concern or Complaint
Regarding a concern about pet shops, livestock dealers and auctions, importation, escaped pigs (please report other escaped livestock to your town officials).
**PLEASE BE AWARE ANY ANIMAL ABUSE OR NEGLECT SUSPICION SHOULD BE REPORTED TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER, OR LOCAL TOWN OFFICE.
Milk and Dairy Concern or Complaint
Regarding a concern related to dairy production, processing and fluid milk safety.
General Concern or Complaint
If you are not seeing the appropriate complaint form above for your concern, please send an email to the Agency by utilizing this address: AGR.Helpdesk@vermont.gov or by mailing a note to us at:
- Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
- ATTN: Complaint or Concern Department
- 116 State Street
- Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901