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 to implement safe food handling practices at their food establishment. The Texas Department of State Health Services recognizes and has approved this Food Handler's Course. All students must present their completion certificate to their local health authority and must pay the required fees associated with registration at their local authority. The course fees do not cover any fees associated with your local health department.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to effectively:

  • Discuss food safety, its importance, and those who enforce it.
  • Identify foodborne illness and its causes.
  • Identify biological, physical, and chemical contamination.
  • Describe temperature control.
  • Discuss the importance of proper personal hygiene in the workplace.
  • Implement appropriate procedures to receive and store food.
  • Discuss cleaning and sanitization.

Topics Covered

Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety

Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Illness, and Food Spoilage

Lesson 3: Contaminants

Lesson 4: Temperature and Time Control

Lesson 5: Employee Heath, Hygiene, and Training

Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food

Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Regulatory Information

Texas Food Handler Training Course - Texas Department of State Health Services

End of Course Instructions

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion from your training page.

Quiz Information

Each quiz must be passed with a 70% or higher to move to next lesson.


The final exam must be successfully passed with a 70% or higher to receive the certificate of completion.