Fixed Food Establishment


A fixed food service establishment is a facility that is a permanent location. This is an operation where food or drink is prepared for direct consumption through service on the premises or elsewhere, and any other eating or drinking establishment or operation where food is served or provided for the public 


  • Submittal Requirements

    • Completed Food Establishment Application
    • Copy of State of Texas food handlers registration & food manager certification
    • Copy of the menu
  • Basic Facility Requirements

    • A 3-compartment sink to wash, rinse, and sanitize equipment and utensils. A mechanical dishwasher may also be utilized
    • Handwash sink(s) conveniently located in the food preparation area(s)
    • Employee restroom(s) with handwash facilities
    • Hot and cold water under pressure at all sinks
    • A service sink or curbed cleaning facility for mops
    • A sewage disposal system that is properly constructed, maintained, and operated
    • Water from an approved source
    • Adequate heating and/or refrigeration equipment for cooking, reheating, or holding foods at safe temperatures
    • An appropriate temperature measuring devices for checking internal food temperatures (probe-type thermometers or thermocouples)
    • An accurate thermometer for each hot/cold holding unit

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