State Approved Texas Food Handler Course - City of Plano

Course Description

This course is a basic review of food safety practices for food service employees. This course is recommended for all food industry employees, which can assist employees in implementing safe food handling practices at their food establishment. The Texas Department of State Health Services recognizes and has approved this Food Handler's Course. Your registration fee for this course includes the City of Plano's registration fee. Once you have completed this training, please print your official food handler certificate.


Learning Objectives


  • To develop a better understanding of Food safety, its importance, and those who enforce it.
  • To get acquainted with food-borne illness and what causes it.
  • To become familiar with biological, physical, and chemical contamination.
  • To better understand temperature control.
  • To learn the importance of proper personal hygiene in the workplace.
  • To get a better understanding of cleaning, sanitization, and facility design.




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State Requirements: See rules regarding the Food Handler Program from the Texas Department of State Health Services:


The Food Handler Education or Training Program (FHP) §229.178 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.


This rule is intended to provide the framework for the accrediting food safety education or training programs for food handlers.  A uniform standard governing the accreditation of food handler programs enhances the recognition of reciprocity among regulatory agencies and reduces the expense of duplicate education incurred when food handlers work in multiple regulatory jurisdictions.  Education of the food handlers provides more qualified employees, thereby reducing the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks caused by improper food preparation and handling techniques.


Seat Time: This course has been approved for 2 hours.

Course Pre-requisite: N/A

Testing: Quizzes must be passed at 70% to move forward to the next lesson. You will have to pass the Final Exam with a 70% to get credit for completion of this course.

Course Completion: You will be able to print your Certification of Completion immediately after completing the course.


Course Name: TX Food Handler Training (City of Plano)

Credit Hour: 2

Release Date: 7/14/2010

Expiration Date: 7/14/2012

Approval Number: TX DSHS Accreditation License #9

Course Category: Food Safety


Provider Name:

Provider Number: TX DSHS Accreditation License #9


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