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E. coli

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory works with the Vermont Food and Lodging Program, Vermont Department of Health Epidemiology Program, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture to ensure the safety of Vermont’s food supply. 

The lab performs testing on food and environmental samples during outbreak investigations. We also conduct routine surveillance testing to look for harmful bacteria, particularly those known to cause food-borne illness (E. coli (O157 and STEC), Salmonella, Listeria, and Campylobacter).


Form for Agency use only: Environmental/Food Test Request Form

Our laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards.

For more details on our current scope of accreditation please refer to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certificate located on the Public Health Laboratory About Us page.