The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a safe food-handling course on Feb. 23 in Georgetown.
The course is accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services and will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office in Williamson County, 100 Wilco Way, Suite AG205.
The cost is $20, payable by cash or check at the door, but participants should register in advance at https://williamson.agrilife.org/ or call the AgriLife Extension office in Williamson County at 512-943-3300.
The course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at establishments.
“Whether you are working at a concession stand, food establishment or just want to increase your knowledge on food safety at home, this class is for you,” said Katie Sharpton Sindac, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent, Williamson County.
The two-hour course is required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. The certificate earned is good for two years and is valid anywhere in the State of Texas.
Safe food-handling topics
Over the course of the program, Sindac will cover:
- Practicing good personal hygiene.
- Preventing cross contamination.
- Understanding time and temperature abuse.