Health Inspections & Foods

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Program Goal

The goal of the food program is to ensure that the food sold and served in the City of Brownsville is safe, wholesome, properly labeled and advertised, and produced under sanitary conditions.

The Brownsville Public Health Department Inspection Program is responsible for the regulation of food facilities only within the City of Brownsville.

Facility Inspections

Food facilities inspected include:
  • Restaurants
  • Markets
  • Bakeries
  • Bars
  • Hospital cafeterias
  • Mobile food vehicles
  • Flea market stands
  • Public/Private schools
  • Daycares
  • Deli's
  • Tortillerias
  • Fruit stands
  • Packaged food vendors
  • Nursing homes
  • Farmers market
  • Foster homes
  • Meat markets
  • Seafood vendors
  • Raspa/Ice-cream stands
  • Public cafeterias
  • Catering services
  • And all other food vendors

Brownsville Public Health Department Food Inspection Program

  • Enforces state and local food safety regulations in over 2,000 food facilities in the city.
  • Enforces city ordinances against illegal vendors.
  • Licenses and inspects mobile food units (hot foods).
  • Regulates food operators at outdoor special events.
  • Licenses an inspects any and all businesses vending consumable products.
  • Focuses on the education of food handlers and food operators.
  • Stresses prevention of foodborne illnesses during routine inspections.