Food Establishment Guidance


Can mosquitoes carry COVID-19?  No.

Please see an article concerning this question by clicking here.

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Food Service from a Residential Kitchen

A residential kitchen may not operate as a food establishment or to store, prepare, or package food for human consumption on behalf of a food establishment.

The Texas Cottage Food Law does allow for a cottage food production operation, provided that it follows Rule 229.661 under Title 25 of the Texas Administrative Code.

To learn more about the Texas Cottage Food Law and how to begin your own cottage food production operation, an online course is available from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at the following link.

Food Safety Tips


Food and beverage establishments should continue to follow the sanitation and hygiene standards in the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).  Ensure that sanitation of high contact surfaces and public areas occurs on an increased frequency. 

CDC Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations can be found by clicking this link. 

Texas Restaurant Association has Coronavirus Guidance Resources available by clicking this link.

To download Reopening a Food Facility After Extended Closure, click on this link.

Reopening a Food Establishment after an extended closure.