Texas Food Handlers Online Certification Course is accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services. It is recommended for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. It is a basic overview of food safety principles and practices that are necessary to ensure you serve safe food at your establishment. The online course is about 2 hours in length and costs $15.00 per person online. Discounted group rates are available. The course is offered in English, Spanish and Chinese/Mandarin.
As of April 2014, 7,883 individuals have enrolled in the Online Food Handlers course for a total of 15,766 hours of training.
Beginning January 1, 2014 an owner of a Cottage Food business is required to have a food handler’s card from a state accredited program. Our accredited food handler’s course for cottage food businesses will help you learn basic food safety practices that can help assure the food you prepare and sell is safe.
To learn more about Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Food Protection Management Program, go to http://foodsafety.tamu.edu, or call Rebecca Dittmar (830) 896-9037 or Julie Prouse (979) 458-2025.