TFER Changes

 

REGISTER NOW FOR A TEXAS FOOD ESTABLISHMENT

 

RULES CHANGES TRAINING SESSION!

 (Please note that space is limited and children or individuals without a ticket will not be allowed inside the venue)

 

English Session

October 28, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EPMPO Memorial Hall (Click Here) or call (915) 212-6586.

You may also use this link: https://goo.gl/El31nG

 


Sesión en Español (Spanish Session)

October 28, 2015 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ysleta ISD Cultural Arts Center (Click Here) or call (915) 212-6586.

You may also use this link: https://goo.gl/8VNXdh

 


English Session

October 29, 2015 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Tech H2O Center (Click Here) or call (915) 212-6586.

You may also use this link: https://goo.gl/DBClYo

 


Sesión en Español (Spanish Session)

October 29, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Tech H2O Center (Click Here) or call (915) 212-6586.

You may also use this link: https://goo.gl/d9zE0j

 


Important Changes to the Texas Food Establishment Regulations

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These changes are being made so Texas regulations will conform with the most current FDA food code (2013).

  • §228.34 Duties - “Non-typhoidal Salmonella” joins the previous list of 5 illnesses that need to be reported to authorities and require exclusion of the diagnosed food worker from the food facility
  • §228.38. Hands and Arms - Washing hands is required before donning gloves, but not in between changing gloves if same task is being done.
  • §228.33. Certified Food Protection Manager and Food Handler Requirements – (this applies to the County, as Food Handler Cards already required in the City) Added a new requirement that all food employees shall successfully complete a food handler training course, accredited by the department, within 60 days of employment.
  • §228.251 Report of Findings - Critical violations changed to priority and priority foundation violations, and non-critical violations are now called core violations.  Possible debited violations increased from 27 items to 47 items on new inspection form.
  • §228.222. Temporary Food Establishments - Temporary establishments shall have at least one person on site that has an accredited food handler certification.
  • §228.221. Mobile Food Requirements - Toilet rooms shall be conveniently located and accessible to employees during all hours of operation.  A mobile must provide a copy of the last central preparation facility inspection report, a servicing area authorization, and a menu.
  • §228.75 Temperature and time control  - More requirements were added for “time is a public health control” for cold foods. Cold foods may now be held without temperature control for up to 6 hours or up to 70°F if removed from refrigeration at 41°F, documented and monitored.
  • §228.71 Cooking - Non-continuous cooking now only requires a re-heat, not to 165°F as previously required for all reheats, but only to the required cooking temperature for that particular food.
  • §228.65 Preventing contamination by employees - Added the requirement that the permit holder must obtain prior approval from the regulatory authority before conducting bare hand contact activities with ready-to-eat foods.

 

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