Important industry survey: Food Safety Modernization Act

By Terence Bradshaw

I don’t wish to burden anyone at this busy time of year with a survey unless it’s important. But this is important. The VT Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) is preparing to roll out implementation and compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which will affect every farm in Vermont. Program development for training and enforcement is on-going, and VAAFM still doesn’t know how many farms will need to comply with various components of the program.

The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will provide you with some information on your potential compliance requirements with FSMA while helping inform VAAFM to the extent of need for compliance among farms in the state.

Please contact Kristina Sweet at or (802) 522-7811 with comments or questions about this survey.