Regulatory Services Division


Retail Foods Program

Mission Statement: 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.  

Retail Food Establishments  P.O.C. email  Terry Sheppard

Responsible for providing the citizens of the state with a high level of retail food service protection through the supervision and regulation of retail food facilities having an impact on public health.

Retail Food Safety
Terry Sheppard, Steve Benson, Melissa HardinDonald JirasekLinda KlausRobert Stine, Teresa Wills 

Toxic Substance Control

Foods Group
Regulates the manufacture and distribution of all food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices in Texas.  Consumers can learn how the Bureau works to protect health and safety.  Industry can find out what regulations affect them and apply for any licenses they may need to operate.

Drugs and Medical Devices 
Food and Drug Licensing 
Retail Food Establishments 
Foods Group
Meat Safety Assurance Unit
Milk and Dairy Group
Seafood and Aquatic Life 

Meat Safety Assurance
George McKirahan
,D.V.M., Trent Clark           

Manufactured Foods
Rebecca Keller, Joe Dixon

Radiation Control                                                                                                                   
Promotes the health of Texans through well regulated, safe use of sources of radiation.

Lisa Bruedigan

Last updated February 24, 2021