Public Health Region 8 - Retail Food Safety

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County Assignments 

  Genevieve Guerrero, RS  210-501-5261  Dimmit, Frio, LaSalle, Medina
  Carlos Mora, RS  512-963-7213  Bandera, Comal*, Kerr*, Real
  Ruth Murray, RS   210-216-6810  Atascosa*, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Lavaca
  Maricela Zamarripa, RS  210-487-0962  Edwards, Kinney, Maverick*, Uvalde (city), Zavala

* Local inspectors conduct inspections in one or more municipality in the County.

Region 8 counties not included in the above table have local inspectors who conduct all food establishment inspections.


To protect 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.


The Department of State Health Services began implementation of the state retail food inspection program after passage of Senate Bill 241 during the 1993 73rd legislative session.  The law requires DSHS to permit and inspect retail food facilities in areas of the state where no local health authority currently regulates these services.


The Retail Food Safety inspectors in Region 8:

  • Conduct retail food inspections
  • Respond to inquiries from consumers and local health jurisdictions
  • Interface with other programs in Region 8 to solve problems regarding the food supply and provide more efficient services for our clients 


Department of State Health Services Food Establishment Group

Temporary Food Establishment Permit and Compliance Requirements 

Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application 

Last updated February 24, 2021