What are the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)?
The TFER is a comprehensive set of rules for the regulation of retail food establishments. These rules are based on the 2001 FDA Model Food Code. In these rules, food establishments include: restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food vendors, temporary food establishments, roadside food vendors and others. The Rules replace the existing Rules on Food Service Sanitation and the Rules on Retail Food Store Sanitation.

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1. What is required by the Gillespie County Health Division if I want to set up a food or beverage booth at a special event?
2. Why is it necessary to permit and inspect retail food operations?
3. How can I obtain a Retail Food Establishment Application?
4. What type of factors contribute to food borne illnesses?
5. What is a Potentially Hazardous Food (PHF)?
6. Is it safe to purchase dented canned foods off the grocery shelves or in a "reduced for quick sale" basket in the store?
7. What are the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)?
8. Can a person manufacture foods in their home, to sell to the public?
9. Are there alternatives for a person who wishes to start up a small food manufacturing business?