Health Service Region 1 Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety Group

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Purpose

The Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety Group provides services to the public by coordinated surveillance, consultation, complaint handling, and enforcement to maintain and improve environmental health in schools and youth camps. The Division staff respond to complaints related to community and environmental sanitation and health hazards and works with the general public and local agencies and health departments. State law requires DSHS to permit and inspect retail food facilities in areas of Texas where no local health authority currently regulates.  A primary focus is to educate the regulated industry regarding food safety. In addition, the staff investigates citizen complaints and provides assistance during disaster occurrences.

Department of State Health Sevices, HSR1
Retail Foods Program
6302 Iola Avenue
Lubbock Texas 79424
Phone: 806-783-6482
Fax: 806-783-6430

Department of State Health Sevices, HSR1
Retail Foods Program
P.O. Box 60968
WTAMU Station
Canyon Texas 79016
Phone: 806-655-7151
Fax: 806-655-7159

For technical assistance and questions, contact Bill Youngren and Melissa Hardin in Panhandle area or Kassi Anthony or Jennifer Sedia in the South Plains area.

As of February 15, 2013, we no longer inspect child care centers or conduct home inspections for adoptions. The Department of Family and Protective Services are responsible for conducting inspections of these facilities and operations.

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Last updated July 16, 2014