Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands – Food Handlers Course


A major change in the revision of “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective Sept. 16, 2016. 

A Food Handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Waller County. 

Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2017, starting at 6 p.m., to be held at the Extension office at 846 6th St., Hempstead, TX 77445.

This 1-2-hour 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 (979)826-7651, or email Amanda Shortt at

The cost is $20 per person and must be paid in full before the course begins.

Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aide service or accommodation in order to participate in the event are encouraged to contact our office within five working days prior to the program.


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