The Environmental & Consumer Safety Section administers environmental and consumer safety compliance activities, such as risk assessments; inspections; complaint investigations; health and safety surveys; and sampling. The section is comprised of three units and establishes regulatory standards and policies consistent with federal laws, regulations, and national standards to protect public health and allow Texas products to be shipped through interstate commerce.
- The Policy, Standards/QA Unit develops policies, rules, and standards and provides quality assurance for environmental and consumer safety compliance functions regarding areas, such as radiation; food production and handling; drugs and medical devices; asbestos; lead; mold; abusable volatile chemicals; and general sanitation.
- The Inspection Unit performs environmental and consumer safety inspections; complaint investigations; health and safety surveys; and sampling.
- The Meat Safety Assurance Unit conducts continuous inspection of all meat slaughter establishments that ship in intrastate commerce during their hours of operation, and periodically inspects all other meat processing establishments that ship in intrastate commerce, or process meat for the owner of the animal.
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