City of Houston, Texas
Thank you for visiting the Food Handler Classes service for food workers employed within the City of Houston, Texas. This course is being offered in both English and Spanish. For Spanish, please click on the Mexican flag.
State of Texas Accredited
Total Cost: $9.00
Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for food workers employed within the City of Houston, Texas. This food handlers certificate service is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a certificate in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires training. This course is State of Texas accredited and has been designed for those who want the best training in the least amount of time.
The total cost to take this course is $9.00.
This course is self-paced. At any given point, users may stop and/or start the program. When ready, come back to this site and log in with your username and password.
Food Handlers Course - This food handler course will take you through the fundamentals of food safety for your food handler training certificate which is sometimes confused with a permit, license, card or certification. Once the course has been completed, you should have a good understanding of what foodborne illness is, how it is caused, and what you can do to help prevent it from occurring.
Once the course is successfully taken, you will be able to immediately print a certificate for your records. Remember, these certificates must be kept on file at your place of employment.
The FDA Food Code
Another thing you should be familiar with is the FDA Food Code. The Food and Drug Administration or FDA is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In an effort to keep the public safe, the FDA cooperates with other agencies and publishes a model Food Code. The FDA code is the best resource for making regulations that will ensure that food is safe and protected. The contents of the code are intended to assist local agencies that oversee food safety.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed uniform standards for retail food establishments in the State of Texas known as the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).
You may also be required to follow local regulations if your local regulatory agency has implemented more restrictive requirements.