Texas requires that a food handler and a person in charge, an owner, manager or employee of a food establishment (i.e., restaurants, markets, bakeries, bars, food trucks, commissaries, and food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food) demonstrate knowledge of food safety as outlined in the FDA Food Code by successfully passing an approved food safety training course, and if needed, become a certified food manager, take an accredited ANSI-CFP 8-hour food safety certification course, and pass an examination.
Food Handlers are required to take a short 2 hour training course and pass an exam. To become a Certified Food Manager, taking an approved Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Training Course and passing an exam is necessary. The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is accepted in all states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. Local requirements may exceed the state’s minimum requirements.
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The Texas Food Handler Education or Training Program (FHP) Rule §229.178 (PDF) is based on Senate Bill (SB) 552 of the 80th Legislature (2007), regarding the accreditation of basic food safety education or training programs for food handlers.
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Food Handler Program, along with the Certified Food Manager Program, is dedicated to the health and safety of the citizens of the state, educating food service employees in the principles of food safety to produce safe food products for Texas consumers.
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Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 437 - Regulation Of Food Service Establishments, Retail Food Stores, Mobile Food Units, And Roadside Food Vendors
Texas Administrative Code - Title 25: Health Services - Chapter 229: Food and Drug - Subchapter K: Texas Food Establishments - Rule Section 229.176: Certification of Food Managers
Texas Department of State Health Services
Environmental and Consumer Safety Section
Food Establishments Group
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512) 834-6753
Houston, San Antonio, Bexar County, Travis County, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock, Garland, Irving, Amarillo, Brownsville, Grand Prairie, Pasadena, Mesquite, McKinney, McAllen, Killeen, Waco, Carrollton, Abilene, Beaumont, Frisco, Denton, Midland, Wichita Falls, Odessa, Round Rock, Richardson, The Woodlands, Tyler, Lewisville, College Station, San Angelo, Pearland, Allen, League City, Longview, Sugar Land.
Local Requirements: Some cities and counties have certification requirements that exceed the state’s minimum requirements.
Texas Food Safety Additional Information
Certified Food Manager (CFM) Program Questions Pertaining to Department of States Health Services Jurisdiction:
1. I am permitted as as a retail food establishment in the state of Texas; must I obtain food manager certification? Food establishments handling, preparing, or serving exposed time/temperature control for safety foods, must employ a certified food manager. The manager’s original certificate is required to be posted in the establishment in a location conspicuous to consumers. The manager certification requirement was authorized by §437.0076 of the Texas Health and Safety Code and 25 TAC §229.177(b).
2. How do I obtain food manager certification? The food manager certification is obtained by passing a department approved certified food manager examination.
3. Where can I take the examination for certification? The food manager certification examination may be taken at any licensed program; test site; national program; or online examination provider. You will find the listing of accredited training programs, licensed test sites, and internet testing on our CFM website.
4. What examinations are accepted by the state as meeting the certified food manager requirement? Examinations that meet state requirement are offered through licensed training programs, test sites, and online. A list of each type of provider can be found on the link at the top of this page.
5. Are there any examinations accepted by the state that can be taken on the Internet? Examinations that meet the DSHS requirement for certification of food managers as an Internet Examination provider can be found on the link at the top of this page. Certificates issued upon the completion of the examinations are valid in Texas.
6. Where do I obtain my food manager certification examination results? Candidates who have taken a food manager examination should obtain examination results from the accredited program or licensed test site where the examination was administered.
7. What type of Certified Food Manager Certificate will I receive? An official Certified Food Manager Certificate is issued to each candidate upon passing the examination. This certificate must be posted in an area that is conspicuous to the consumers.
8. What if I lose my certificate? Candidates who have taken one of the DSHS approved national or online examinations must contact the examination provider for instructions on how to obtain a replacement certificate.
9. Are the CFM courses offered in any other languages than English? Yes, exams are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Modern Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, French and French Canadian. Please see website for information regarding specific languages offered.
Certified Food Manager (CFM) Program Questions Pertaining to Local Health Jurisdictions
1. My food establishment is permitted by a local health jurisdiction; must I obtain food manager certification? Under §228.33(a) At least one employee that has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Food establishments permitted by a local health jurisdiction should contact that specific jurisdiction to obtain information regarding their requirements for food manager certification.
2. Is my local health jurisdictions required to accept a DSHS approved examination certificate as meeting the training requirement? County health departments, public health districts, and city health departments must accept certificates issued for passing any DSHS approved examination as meeting the training and testing requirements of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 438.
3. Are there any additional fees that may be charged by a local health jurisdiction? A fee may be charged by a local health jurisdiction for a certificate issued to a certified food manager that has obtained an official certificate. This was authorized under Texas Health and Safety Code §438.046.
Most people working in restaurants, on a mobile food truck, caterers, and non-restaurant facilities need food safety training or a food handlers card. To get that card, food handling and serving personnel should complete food handling training. After completing the course, they have to present the food handlers certificate to their local authority and pay the required registration fees.
Food Handler Training is often intended for entry-level professionals in the food service industry, such as servers, chefs, cooks, cashiers, food truck workers, mobile food vendors, caterers, and even convenient store (c-store) clerks. The Food Handler Certificate will require the learner to complete a brief 2-hour training course covering basic food safety principles. At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be tested on their knowledge of the content and learning outcomes. Upon successfully passing the exam, the learner will be issued a Food Handler’s Certificate document (or card).
The Learn2Serve.com ANSI Certified Food Handler course will discuss various food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. It will help you to better understand how handling food correctly is not only the law, but it improves safety and reduces risks.
Credit Hours: 2 hrs
At the conclusion of the ANSI Certified Food Handler Certificate program, you should be able to:
Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, you will earn your food handler certificate of completion from your training page.
The Food Safety Manager Principles Course will give you the proper food safety training to help you prepare for the nationally accredited certification exam of the ANSI-CFP (American National Standard Institute – Conference for Food Protection). The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training leading up to the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.
The course is based on the principles and recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code and is recommended for people involved in the preparation, handling, serving and displaying of food. Industry professionals who should consider this program include wait staff, chefs, cooks, bartenders, hosts and hostesses and supervisory personnel, such as the general manager or managers.
Course Hours: 8 Hours
Exam Duration: 1.5 Hours
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) Exam is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). The intent of this examination is to certify that each food manager has demonstrated by means of a food safety certification examination to a certifying organization that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from food borne illness.
This accredited exam is accepted in states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The final exam must be passed with a 70% or higher to get credit for completion of this course. Please remember, your examination must be proctored.
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Your employer might ask you to take a ServSafe course to be food safety training qualified. This is simply a food safety training course brand name.
Our Learn2Serve food safety training courses are the same thing as ServSafe and our Certified Food Manager Exam is ANSI-CFP approved and approved for all states.
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