Texas Food Establishment Rules require that all food employees complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment. A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is now being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Angelina County. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is scheduled for Friday, February 23rd from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Extension office at 2201 S Medford Dr.
This 2-hour course is required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. The certificate is good for 2 years and is valid anywhere in Texas. The course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at your establishment. Practices discussed include good personal hygiene, cross contamination, and time and temperature abuse.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Participants may register the day of the class if they arrive early. Cost is $20.00 per person (check or money order only; CASH NOT ACCEPTED) and must be paid in full before the course begins.
The class is taught in English but Spanish handouts are available if requested in advance. Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aide service or accommodation in order to participate in the event are encouraged to contact our office within 5 working days prior to the program.
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