Mandatory Illness Reporting

Attention Food Employees
Report to your supervisor immediately if:
  • You have any of the following symptoms caused by illness or infection:
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)
    • Sore throat with fever
    • Infected wounds or lesions with pus (on hands, wrist, or exposed body parts)
  • You or a household member have been diagnosed by a doctor with:
    • Norovirus
    • Hepatitis A
    • Salmonella typhi (typhoid fever)
    • Shigellosis
    • E.coli o157:H7 (or other shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli)
You could make your customers sick. Reporting your illnesses or symptoms is mandatory under: Texas Food Establishment Rule 229.163(d) and 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 229.163(d).