Food Handlers Revised Food Establishment Rules

Food Handlers Revised Food Establishment Rules

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” were revised and updated October 11, 2015. A major change in the revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 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, Fort Bend County. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, starting at 9:00 am at the Extension office at1402 Band Road, Rosenberg.

This 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 2 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 Joy at the Extension office at 281-342-3034. Registration can also be done in-person the day of the course. The cost is $20.00 per person (check or money order only) and must be paid in full before the course begins.

Individual with disabilities who require auxiliary aide service or accommodation in order to participate in the event are encouraged to contact our office within 5 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.