Laws and Rules

Laws and Rules - Food Manufacturers, Warehouse Operators, Food Wholesalers, and Food Wholesale Registrants

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 rules and the sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rules, respectively.  

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Foods program wants to ensure that the industry has a consistent set of rules to follow regardless of whether they are being inspected by the federal or state government. 

On March 3, 2017, the DSHS Foods program proposed 25 TAC 229.210-225 - Current Good Manufacturing and Good Warehousing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food and Sanitary Transportation of Human Food, 25 TAC 229.801-807 - Sanitary Transportation of Human Foods.  The rule proposals were based on rulemaking authority granted under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter §§ 431.241 and 244.  

The rules were posted as final in the Texas Register on July 28, 2017 with an effective date of August 2, 2017.  

For additional questions contact the Manufactured Foods Operations at or at 512-834-6670.

Texas Laws

Texas Rules

General Food Regulations

Food Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Warehouse Operators

Dietary Supplements

Ice Manufacturing, Storage, and Distribution

Sanitary Transportation of Human Foods

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Federal Regulations Adopted by State Rules

21 Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Draft and Proposed Rules

The website includes Proposed Rules and Rules, as well as Notices from the Federal Register. Documents such as Public Comments and Supporting and Related Materials are often associated with these regulations and can also be found on this site.