What is the Texas Food Handler Training Program?
The Food Handler Education or Training Program (FHP) §229.178 is based on Senate Bill (SB) 552 of the 80th Legislature (2007), regarding the accreditation of basic food safety education or training programs for food handlers.
What is the purpose of the Texas Food Handler program?
This rule is intended to provide the framework for the accrediting food safety education or training programs for food handlers. A uniform standard governing the accreditation of food handler programs enhances the recognition of reciprocity among regulatory agencies and reduces the expense of duplicate education incurred when food handlers work in multiple regulatory jurisdictions. Education of the food handlers provides more qualified employees, thereby reducing the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks caused by improper food preparation and handling techniques.
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Food Handler Program, along with the Certified Food Manager Program, is dedicated to the health and safety of the citizens of the state, educating food service employees in the principles of food safety to produce safe food products for Texas consumers.
Where can I sign up for the Texas Food Handler Education Program?
Follow three simple steps to get your Texas Food Handler certification:
- Sign up for the Food Safety for Handlers course from PSCC
- Take the course online
- Print your Texas Food Handler certification
Yes, Professional Server Certification Corp. Food Handler Program Course Curriculum has been approved and TXDSHS License #45 has been issued to the program. Course Number: TXDSHS45
Is PSCC's Texas Food Handler Education Program valid everywhere in Texas?
Yes, PSCC's Food Handler Education Program has been approved for online training and is valid anywhere in the state of Texas.
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Who to contact for information regarding the Texas Food Handler Education Program?
Please email the Certified Food Manager Program if you would like additional information, or telephone (512) 834-6727.
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