We do not issue food handler cards. Food handler training must be obtained by taking an approved food handler course. Licensing of Food Handler Training Programs | Texas DSHS
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Yes, if you keep any children in your home not related to you, whether you charge or not, you are required to obtain a Child-Care Facility Permit. The fee is $60 per year. You also need to contact the Texas Department of Health and Human Services at (214) 583-4253 for a permit.
If you are building a new food establishment or remodeling an existing structure and you are going to have or prepare any open foods or beverages, you will need to submit plans for a health plan review to the Inspections Department. Plan review fee is $125. If this is goes with a construction building permit, please upload the kitchen plans to that permit.
If all you need is a health plan review, application can be made online through our MGO Portal.
Irving requires that food establishments that prepare food have at least one permanent employee with this certification, and it must be posted in public view.
Temporary food permits are required for those providing food or beverages at special events open to the public. It can be issued for a maximum of 14 consecutive days. Vendors selling or distributing non-time/temperature control for safety foods such as beverages, cookies, chips, candy bars, etc. are not required to obtain a permit. The fee is $50 plus $5 per day per booth. Those in the city holding a permanent food establishment permit shall be required to obtain one, but the fee is waived. All applications must be submitted at least three (3) full business days prior to the event or a $50.00 late fee will be assessed. You may fill out an online Temporary Food Permit Application.