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TEHA Presidential Message

Message from the 2014-15 TEHA President Joanna Meyer

Greetings Texas Environmental Health Association Members…


Hope everyone is having a great Spring so far.


Thank you to those who participated in TEHA Day at the Capitol.  We have had a very active legislation session so far and are monitoring several bills that affect public health. One bill in particular, HB 91, Raw Milk, is gaining ground. It is not over yet and we need all of your support. Please contact any member of the Legislative and Guidance Committee.


To provide an update for the proposed Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER), on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, a public hearing will be held from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in Room K-100 at DSHS Main Campus Building. The official comment period has been extended 75 days ending on June 3, 2015. Comments on the proposed rules can be submitted to Chris Sparks, Public Sanitarian and Retail Food Safety Group Manager, at christopher.sparks@dshs.state.tx.us. Letters of support, especially regarding the state wide food handler mandate, are needed.


Please save the dates, October 12th -16th 2015 and make plans to attend our 60th Annual Education Conference. If there are any topics that you would like to be presented at the AEC, please contact one of our AEC committee members.


Watch your email and always remember you can see the latest news on our website at www.myteha.org 



Thank You,


Joanna Meyer, R.S.