We have a physical base in Austin, and provide on-site and classroom training.
On-line training is movie based with NO TEST. Only $5.95 on the link below (recommended).
If you encounter any difficulties in billing, accessing our content, or even questions concerning our course content, do not hesitate to give us a call. (512) 233-6840, or our main support number at (469) 353-0696. The answer is yes, now what is the question?
Classroom training is usually taught in English, but we will be scheduling Spanish language training. Classes are held at:
Monkey Nest Coffee Shop
5353 Burnet Road
Friday, March 17 at 3:00 PM. 10 signups required. Sign up and we will inform you by email of the status. (English)
If you need it before then, please take our online training.
IMPORTANT! You must be registered for this class to attend. No money required now. We will inform you of any changes to the schedule.
We also offer on-site training and company discounts. Call us for details of these services which only we provide.
We are an official City of Austin COA number vendor. However, things just changed. The Texas Legislature passed SB582 (caused by Denton’s fracking), which limits City and County powers. The City of Austin no longer charges $12.00 to registering food handler workers effective 5/26/2015 (YAAA!). You only need your state certifications below, for $5.95, to serve open food in the City of Austin.
This is the City of Austin Health Department page relating to this issue:
We provide a movie based Texas Department of Health Services approved and licensed food safety course (TX DSHS Lic# 68), in both English and Spanish. The normal charge for this course is $9.95, but we are offering it now for $5.95. Our course does not have a test. Early produced courses had a test because it was required. Then DSHS changed the program to no test required. So newer courses will not have a test.
We provide TABC Certification through a partner of ours in this crime. (The governments are making the money, and we do the work). TABC required stuff to follow..
By clicking TABC links to the courses above, you will be redirected to the Learn2Serve website. As the provider of this course, Learn2Serve will ask for personally identifiable information required by TABC and necessary to complete the course. Clicking Enroll Now will not charge you any fees; however you can refuse to be transferred to this website by choosing not to click Enroll Now.
— TABC Certification course approved by State of Texas (Course #454-508)
City of Austin Food Handler Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Food Handler education is designed to reduce foodborne illness by improving the food safety knowledge and practices of those that work in the food industry.
The City of Austin requires operators of Food Enterprises to submit a list of all employees with their date of birth, job titles, and their Food Handler or Food Manager City of Austin registration number at the time of their annual permit renewal.
City of Austin Health Department Location
1520 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
PO Box 142529
Austin, TX 78714
Texas Department of Health Services Food Handler Program
The Food Handler Education and Training Program is a law. It is based on a senate bill regarding the certification of basic food safety education and training programs of food handlers.
This law has the purpose of providing educated food safety instructors to train and certify those who prepare food in restaurants so as to reduce as much as possible the major health issues caused by improperly storing, preparing, and holding foor.
One goal is to provide a single platform from which to govern this program preventing overlaps in multiple agencies trying to accomplish the same goal.
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Food Handler Program, along with the State of Texas Certified Food Manager Program, is dedicated to the health, safety, and education of the citizens of the state, educating food service employees in the proper way to produce safe food products for consumers in Texas.
The wave of the future in this issue is HACCP, which is already required in the seafood and juice industries. The latest scientifically based way to be a safe food vendor. For more information on HACCP, see our HACCP page on the top menu.
The Certified Food Manager of the operation is not only a manager, but is legally responsible for overseeing that her employees produce food safely. However, many cities and counties are increasingly requiring certified food handling safety training for all employees to help ensure this safety, and some require that this certification be registered with them. Check with your local health department to be sure.
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