Health Inspections 

To verify a health inspection is required, please contact Development Services. 

Food and Health Safety manages the food service industry and public health issues including issuing health permits within the Town.


US Department of Health Services, FDA Food Code 

  • Texas Cottage Food Law
  • Food Code Pertaining to the selling of baked goods from home 

The Food Code is guidance representing FDA’s current thinking and is a model on safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. It represents FDA’s best advice for a uniform system of provisions that address the safety and protection of food offered at retail and in food service. This resource is recommended as a public health guide and for community interventions. This food is serviced for adoption by local, state, and federal governmental jurisdictions for administration by the various departments, agencies, bureaus, divisions, and other units within each jurisdiction that have been delegated compliance responsibilities for food service, retail food stores, or food vending operations. Alternatives that offer an equivalent level of public health protection to ensure that food at retail and foodservice is safe are recognized in this model.

Food Handler Information

All Employees that work in a food establishment are required to have a current food handler certificate. Online Food handler courses are available in many different languages, including Spanish. Food Handler Certificates are not required to be registered with the City of Denton. This certificate, however, must be available onsite for review by the Health Inspectors.

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