Texans may sell certain foods prepared in their homes as long as they follow the regulations established by the state Health and Safety Code. This publication explains what types of foods may be sold, where they may be sold, and how they must be packaged and labeled. Gross sales may not exceed $50,000 annually, and the business owner must have a food handlers certification from a state-accredited program. (4 pages.)
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This food handlers certification course, accredited with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), will allow food service employees, cottage food business operators, or others to meet the requirement of having a food handler or food safety course. Participants will learn basic food safety practices for the preparation of food and can print a food handlers card.
This course is designed to educate people who want to start a cottage food production operation out of their residence in Texas. Through this course, individuals will gain knowledge of the Texas Cottage Food Law and general rules and best practices for preparing food safely.
Interested in selling food at a Texas farmers’ market? Need to know what permits are required? This one hour online course provides valuable information for potential vendors about the rules and regulations of Texas farmers’ markets.