Concerns regarding Covid-19, especially with the rising number of current cases, has some businesses voluntarily restricting their dining options. Information on standards and procedures is available on the Texas Department of State Health Services website, as well as the Dallas County Covid-19 webpage.
*NEW* Updated Farmers Branch Ordinance
In 2018, Farmers Branch adopted 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)
View the ordinance here: Ordinance No. 3413
Texas Food Establishment Rules: 2015 TFER
View the letter to Farmers Branch food establishments regarding TFER
Food Inspection GradingLearn more about how Farmers Branch grades it's restaurants and food service facilities: FB Food Inspection Grading Criteria
Food Grading Results
Food establishments are automatically uploaded to the website under the Inspecthub Program and are listed alphabetically.
The score will be entered on a numerical scale from from 100 to 0. It is important to remember when looking at the overall score to keep in mind the operation being conducted at that facility. A full-service restaurant, for example, that prepares meals from scratch is involved in more complex operations and processing than a convenience store that sells only prepackaged food items. Also, any inspection is a "snapshot" of the day and time of the inspection.
On any given day, a restaurant could have more or less violations than noted at the time and date the inspection was made and may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, important to remember is, at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded on the inspection form but are often corrected on-the-spot prior to the health inspector leaving the establishment.
Grading criteria are scored 100 and below. The higher the score, the fewer violations at the time of inspection. The grading criteria is as follows:
- Excellent, 100 - 97
- Good, 96 - 90
- Satisfactory, 89 - 81
- Poor, 80 - 71
- Failing, 70 or below
- Planning Guidelines PDF
- Food Establishment Plan Review Application PDF
- 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules / TFER 101 Rules with graphics
- Temporary Food Establishment Requirements
- Temporary Food Establishment Guidelines (Slide)
- Summer Food Service Guidelines