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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Food Safety

Publications

Publication

This publication is for food managers in the food-service industry to learn proper food safety practices.

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The purpose of this handbook is to enhance learning activities related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of dairy foods.

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This publication is for food managers in the food-service industry to learn proper food safety practices.

Esta publicación está destinada a que los administradores de alimentos de la industria de servicios de alimentos aprendan las prácticas adecuadas de seguridad alimentaria.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

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

Program

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.

Program

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

Course

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.

Course

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.

Course

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.

All Resources on Food Safety

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    This publication explains how to help prevent foodborne illness by choosing, transporting, storing, and preparing fresh oranges safely. (2 Pages)

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    This publication explains how to prevent contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables by washing them carefully. (2 pages.)

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    Esta publicacion explica como ayudar a prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos eligiendo, transportando, almacenando y preparando melon de manera segura. (2 Paginas)

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    This publication explains how to help prevent foodborne illness by choosing, transporting, storing, and preparing cantaloupe safely (2 Pages)

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    El almacenamiento adecuado de frutas y verduras frescas puede ayudar a los consumidores a evitar enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos. Esta publicacion explica como almacenar de forma segura manzanas, platanos, bayas, remolachas, brocoli, zanahorias, maiz, uvas, hierbas, lechugas y verduras, melones, nectarinas, chirivias, cebollas, naranjas, papas, rabanos, tomates y nabos. (2 Paginas)

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    Proper storage of fresh fruits and vegetables can help consumers avoid foodborne illnesses. This publication explains how to safely store apples, bananas, berries, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn, grapes, herbs, lettuce and greens, melons, nectarines, parsnips, onions, oranges, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, and turnips. (2 pages.)

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    This publication explains how to select and buy good-quality fresh produce. (1 page)

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    This publication explains how to choose, transport, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables safely. (3 pages.)

  • Publication

    This publication explains how to choose, transport, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables safely. (3 pages.)

  • Publication

    This publication explains how to prevent contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables by washing them carefully. (2 pages.)

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