When you’re in need of a Texas food handler card, it’s best to do things by the book. Whether you want to be a food manager, cook delicious dishes in the kitchen or you're just starting out bussing and cleaning, food certificates are a must!
With our training programs, we’ve made it easy to receive your food handler card, meet state and company standards, and begin to work as quickly as possible. You'll get an overview of food safety issues, rules, and practices so you'll know how to keep your workplace safe. The training also teaches you how to handle food safely to limit the danger of food-borne illness.
Each lesson includes thorough information on the subject as well as engaging tasks. The lessons offer a voice-over option that reads the lesson aloud. After examining the class materials, you'll take a short quiz to see how much you've retained. You can take the final test once you've completed all six lessons. To get your Food Handler Certificate, you must achieve a 70% passing grade.
The Food Handler Certificate Program is self-paced. You must complete every lesson before moving on to the next. Within six months of registration, all training must be completed. Each lesson can be studied in less than 15 minutes. Each quiz should last 5 minutes.
First and foremost, if you intend to work in the food industry, you must complete a training course. You should also be able to recognize the symptoms and prevent the spread of food-borne illness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 27 food-borne disease outbreaks in Texas in 2017. This is an increase from the 23 reported in 2016 and a decrease from the 34 reported in 2015.
A thorough food safety training program will teach you the best techniques for keeping yourself and your clients safe from food-borne illnesses.
Upon successful completion of the Food Handlers safety training course, you will understand:
- How sickness is spread through contaminated food and how food becomes contaminated through unsafe practices are among the fundamentals of preventing foodborne illness.
- Why hygiene important, and how may excellent personal grooming, handwashing, and the use of protective clothing help you avoid illness
- How to spot the signs and symptoms of communicable diseases and food-borne illnesses that will keep you from working, and when you'll need a doctor's permission before working with foods.
- How to accept and store food securely, including when to refuse food and how to keep food safe from contamination.
- How to prevent foodborne illness by controlling food temperature, including how to measure and keep foods in safe temperature zones, as well as how to safely cook, cool, and reheat food.
- The proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures to ensure a safe environment.