Texas Restaurant Association

The 88th Texas Legislature passed two bills impacting food establishments with Sept. 1 implementation dates. The new laws benefit the 55,000 food service establishments in the Lone Star State that employ more than 1.4 million Texans, plus the communities they serve.

The Texas Restaurant Association said the more streamlined regulations offer cost savings and new opportunities to enhance the customer experience. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) introduction to the new laws says the goal is to prevent foodborne illness in Texas.

“This endeavor requires the help of all public health regions, state and federal agencies, local and city

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