Compliance Actions - Retail Food Establishments

Compliance/Disciplinary Actions are taken by regulatory authorities in response to a violation of the law or rules. Different kinds of actions may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victims, the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case. These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Texas.

Please see the linked PDF file below to view the current list of compliance actions.  For more information, please call our office at (512) 834-6665.

Current Disciplinary Actions - Retail Food Establishments Program (PDF)


Texas Retail Food Establishments Jurisdiction Interactive Map

The below map is an online resource that enables visitors to quickly search health departments within the State of Texas.  

Texas allows “home-rule” charter government in the state. Charters are documents that establish the governmental structure and determine the distribution of powers and duties among its branches.  

Home rule charters allow cities and counties to do anything that qualifies as a "public purpose" and is not contrary to the constitution or laws of the state. Cities or counties with active charters have regulatory authority in those areas. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) provides the minimum standards for food safety in the state with the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER). However, cities and counties with active charters may enforce more stringent rules and regulations. 

For questions about the map, please see the step-by-step instructions below or contact the Retail Food Establishments Program


Please follow these instructions to use the interactive map: 

  1. Navigate to the Texas Retail Food Establishments Jurisdiction Interactive Map

  1. Click the + button on the toolbar to zoom in 

  1. Click on different zones on the map to view information about each geographic location. 

  2. Click the star or triangle symbols to view DSHS Public Health Region office information. 

  3. Click a city or county boundary to view jurisdiction contact information for the location. 

For more detailed instructions, please see the full User Guide for the Texas Retail Food Establishments Jurisdiction Interactive Map. 

How to File a Complaint

To file a complaint against a Retail Food Establishment in Texas, please use the Texas Retail Food Establishments Jurisdiction interactive map to contact the appropriate health department.  

Ensure you are aware of which department has jurisdiction over the Retail Food Establishment before filing a complaint.  

For complaints about establishments under Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction, please email or mail us your complaint using our contact information located in the sidebar on this page.  

If you have a complaint about a Food Establishment that is under a local jurisdiction, please contact the local jurisdiction directly - List of Local Health Departments

For compliance questions or concerns, contact our Compliance Specialists listed below:  

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