Food Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Warehouses

Notice of Rulemaking 

In September 2015 and April 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized the Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, respectively.   

The DSHS Foods program wants to ensure that regulated industry has a consistent set of regulations to follow regardless of whether they are being inspected by the federal or state government.  The DSHS Foods program is proposing to repeal the current 25 TAC 229.210-222 - Current Good Manufacturing and Good Warehousing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food and proposing a substitute rule.  The program is also proposing a new rule – Sanitary Transportation of Human Food.  The rule proposals are based on rule making authority granted under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter §§431.241 and 244.  

Below you will find links to our proposed new language that will be presented at the August 18, 2016 DSHS CouncilFollowing proposal and posting in the Texas Register, there will be an official comment period.  

This website will be updated periodically with new information as the rule moves forward in the rule making process. 

Related Licenses and Information

This website contains information on licensure and regulation of food manufacturers, food wholesalers, and warehousing facilities. For information on other topics, please see the program websites listed below:

Regulatory authority has been granted to DSHS, under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and the Food Drug, and Cosmetic Salvage Act of the Texas Health and Safety Code, to prevent the unlawful manufacture or distribution of adulterated and misbranded food. In addition to the regulatory responsibilities, focus is directed to food safety and the education of firms that manufacture and wholesale food in the State of Texas.

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Contact Information

For Food Manufacture/Wholesale/Warehouse Program Inquiries

Email: Foods Group
Phone: (512) 834-6670
Fax: (512) 834-6681

For Licensing Assistance

Email: Foods Licensing Group
Phone: (512) 834-6626
Fax: (512) 834-6618

Mailing addresses may be found on the contact page.

Last updated December 2, 2016