Regulatory Services Division - Public Health Region 7

Retail Foods Program

Mission Statement

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.



Retail Food Establishments Point of contact 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 SheppardSteve BensonDonald JirasekRobert Stine

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

Trent Clark           

Manufactured Foods

Rebecca KellerJoe Dixon

Radiation Control  

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


Lisa Bruedigan