Food safety is serious business in Texas. Our efforts are dedicated toward elimination of foodborne illness in the Lone Star State through personal and professional excellence. This endeavor requires the help of all public health regions, state and federal agencies, local and city health departments, private industry, and the public. Through teamwork and diligent effort, we can accomplish our mission, "to protect the public health through the efficient operation of a comprehensive, progressive retail food protection program focusing on education, training, and oversight, which will ultimately reduce the potential for foodborne illness in Texas."
Food service establishments are classified in the following areas:
See the permitting requirements page for descriptions of each establishment type, as well as an overview of licensing options and associated fees.
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For General Program Assitance
Email: Retail Food Service Establishments Program
Phone: (512) 834-6753
Fax: (512) 834-6683
For Licensing and Permitting Assistance
Email: Foods Licensing Group
Phone: (512) 834-6626
Fax: (512) 834-6618
Mailing addresses may be found on the contact page.