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Food News and Resources
This page is dedicated to everything Restaurant and Food Service. It is the goal of Environmental Services to help the local food establishments educate themselves and all of their staff with increased knowledge and practices for food handling and food safety by increasing information and communication.

Environmental Services will publish a quarterly newsletter, THE HEALTHY SPOON, and post in on this website. The newsletter is intended to be a means to educate food staff on how inspections are conducted in Rowlett, how certain food codes are interpreted, and to address certain violations that seem to be on the rise. In addition, there may be articles relevant to foodborne illness pathogens. If there is a topic you would like to see addressed in the news letter, please feel free to email Environmental Services Manager Chuck Dumas.

The Resource Center contains links to The Texas Food Establishment Regulations (TFER) and many other food safety and food inspection documents. Environmental Services will also post the Food Establishment Construction Guidelines and any other relevant documents here.

Again, the goal is to increase the communication with our local food vendors in hopes of helping all to be a successful member of our Rowlett!

The Healthy Spoon...
Starting June 2016, Environmental Services will post a quarterly newsletter in hopes of increasing knowledge and awareness in food safety and the Rowlett Food Inspection process.  Please click the links below to view each issue.

The Healthy Spoon June 24, 2016

Resource Center
Below are a list of links relevant to food inspections and food safety. check back often for updates, clarifications, additional resources, or other useful miscellaneous materials. 

Current Adopted Food Code 2015
Food inspection form (Rowlett has modified our form for iPad but contains the same material)
Food Inspection Quick Reference Guide

Food Construction Standards
Grease Trap Requirements

Food Safety:
Cross contamination
Cooling methods fact sheet
Thawing foods
Safe temperatures
Reheating foods

Preventing contamination from hands
Bare hand food contact
Double hand washing

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