TFER Update

Jun 8

On October 11, 2015 the new Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) went into effect. Some of the new significant changes in the TFER include: a new health inspection form and a 3-Tier risk designation; added definitions for bare hand contact, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, cook chill packaging, sous vide packaging, and vacuum packaging; new requirements on permit holders to obtain prior approval from local regulatory authority before conducting bare hand contact activities with ready-to-eat foods; and other regulations relating to exposed tableware, hand washing facilities, and inspection schedules.


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