New rules were recently approved for adoption by the Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The purpose of the new rules is to allow the Department of State Health Services to collect fees for inspecting facilities, including the school's food service establishments, which are exempt from obtaining a Food Establishment Permit.
The rules only affect schools that receive their inspections from State agency inspectors. Schools that receive inspections from City or County inspectors will not be affected.
Inspection Fees for Retail Food Establishments - 25 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 229, Subchapter Z