Food Safety

We provide educational resources and materials, including online certifications for Texas food handlers, to help both consumers and professionals follow the most up-to-date food safety best practices. Common topics include safe food handling, preparation, cooking, serving and storing.

Related Departments: Food Science & Technology, Nutrition

 

 

 

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Food Safety Education Program

The Food Safety Education Program aims to increase safe food handling practices at retail and consumer levels to reduce risk of food-borne illness.

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Publications

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Fifty years ago, poultry was eaten only on special occasions. Today most people eat it quite often. This poultry Q&A will answer your questions about poultry and poultry products.

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What is golden brown and crispy on the outside while tender and moist on the inside? It’s turkey or poultry that has been deep-fried. In this publication, you will learn how to easily deep-fry poultry.

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Besides discussing the nature and nutritive value of honey, its place in the diet, and related information, this leaflet includes suggestions and recipes for using honey in the home. (9 pages).

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These proven beef quality practices are simply better methods of doing the same jobs you’re already doing.

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The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

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Better Living for Texans program provides research and evidence-based nutrition, health and wellness knowledge to empower individuals, families, and communities to make positive changes for healthier lives.

Courses

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This food handler course in Spanish, accredited with the Texas Department of State Health Services, 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.

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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.

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Research shows that implementing policies can help promote behavior change. This one-hour course will walk learners through the steps of policy development, implementation and evaluation.

All Resources on Food Safety

  • Publication

    Fifty years ago, poultry was eaten only on special occasions. Today most people eat it quite often. This poultry Q&A will answer your questions about poultry and poultry products.

  • Publication

    What is golden brown and crispy on the outside while tender and moist on the inside? It’s turkey or poultry that has been deep-fried. In this publication, you will learn how to easily deep-fry poultry.

  • Publication

    Besides discussing the nature and nutritive value of honey, its place in the diet, and related information, this leaflet includes suggestions and recipes for using honey in the home. (9 pages).

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    Honey is a sweet, golden fluid made from the nectar of flowers. The flavor and aroma vary according to the predominating kind of flower the bees visit. Besides discussing the nature and nutritive value of honey, its place in the diet, and related information, this leaflet includes suggestions and recipes for using honey in the […]

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    Backyard egg producers in Texas may sell their eggs under certain conditions set by state and local agencies. This publication explains the state regulations, license requirements, and labeling, handling, and storage guidelines. (2 pages)

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