Texas regards public health and safety as an important aspect of society, which is the reason they require Texas food handlers and those selling and serving alcohol to obtain licenses to work in these industries.
The TABC and food handlers in Texas often overlap in their roles, and many employees are required to obtain licenses from both the TABC and health departments within the state to carry out their roles in their employment.
Obtaining your food handler’s card is a requirement for employment in the food services industries. Once you’ve undergone the required training, whether in class, online or as part of training on the job, it’s time to get your card and get working!
For food handlers, taking the test to obtain the food handler’s card is a fairly simple process. It can be taken online or in person and once completed, you’re on your way to legally working in all types of food preparation and food services. Continue reading
One of the most important aspects in the food service industry is safe food handling practices. Online food handler courses are designed to teach you safe food handling practices and techniques. Knowledge of, and adherence to these practices are required by local and state health departments for all food service employees. Should you need additional food handler training, your employer will either train you on-site or refer you to the appropriate courses. Continue reading
As a Texas food handler you want to make sure that the restaurant you wish to work for follows all of the proper procedures for safe food handling. It is just as important for you to follow the health and safety rules as it is for the restaurant to enforce those rules. These practices are important because they keep the business, the food handler, and the patron safe from any harm due to food poisoning and foodborne illnesses. Continue reading
Take-out foods and services have become wildly popular in recent years. Restaurants that offer take-out services are required to follow certain laws, policies, and procedures that keep foods safe from bacteria, viruses, and toxins while in transit. Health departments and inspectors will consistently check on restaurants if they believe they are not following these guidelines and procedures as they are so important to help keep consumers and even employees safe and healthy. Continue reading
The proper food handling procedures for street food vendors are varied, and many, but very important. Because street food vendors do not operate in a restaurant or other fixed establishment, it is very easy for bacteria, viruses, or toxins to come into contact with the food. Street vendors are required-by law-to follow many different procedures in order to make sure that the consumer is kept safe from any foodborne illnesses. Continue reading
Personal hygiene plays an important role in safe food handling practices. Food handlers equipment such as gloves, hairnets, and aprons can only take cleanliness so far in the restaurant kitchen. In fact, personal hygiene is very important in order to avoid bringing in unnecessary germs, dirt, and debris. Texas food handlers go through extensive online courses in order to fully understand proper cleanliness in handling the food that will be eaten by a restaurant consumer. Continue reading
Receiving your Texas food handlers certification is a very important step for a fledgling career in the food service industry. It is also a legal requirement for employers and employees in food service businesses and restaurants. Many different health agencies, departments, and organizations look for certification in order to determine the validity and safety of food service businesses. Continue reading
The proper handling of food in the food industry involves specific safety procedures. Health organizations have very strict policies concerning how food is to be handled and stored by any type of business or venue distributing food. Because of these specific guidelines, those working in the food business need to have food handler certification. In the state of Texas, food handler cards are very important to businesses and restaurants in order to make sure that patrons and the business itself are safe from any sort of harm, including foodborne illnesses, and lawsuits. Continue reading
Texas food handlers all have one thing in common: they have a food handlers card and certification which allows them the opportunity not only to work in Texas restaurants but possibly to work in other states as well. Getting your food handling license is not difficult and can often be the best thing you can do for your food service career. Continue reading