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2017-11-02

Food Handler’s accreditation course — it’s the law

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The Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment.
A food handler’s course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Kerr County. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Extension office at 3775 Hwy 27, in Kerrville.
This course will now be required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. The certificate is good for two years and is valid anywhere in the State of 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.
To register for the course, call the Extension office at 830-257-6568. The cost is $20 per person and must be paid in full by Nov. 3. There is a five-participant minimum to host the class.
Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aide services or accommodations in order to participate in the event are encouraged to contact our office within 7 working days prior to the program. Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, national origin or genetic information or veteran status.