Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for food workers employed within the Northeast Texas Public Health District located in Smith County. This food handler's course is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a certificate in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires training. This course is a State of Texas accredited course and has been designed for those who want the best training in the least amount of time.

The total cost to take this course is $24.00.

This course is self-paced. At any given point, users may stop and/or start the program. When ready, come back to this site and log in with your username and password.

Food Worker Course - This food worker course will take you through the fundamentals of food safety. Once the course has been completed, you should have a good understanding of what foodborne illness is, how it is caused, and what you can do to help prevent it from occurring.

Once the course is successfully taken, you will be able to immediately print a certificate for your records. Remember, these certificates must be kept on file at your place of employment.

Attention Food Workers
Please note the policy regarding "No Bare Hand Contact with Ready to Eat Foods" for the Northeast Texas Public Health District. For more information, visit the following address:

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In addition to a State of Texas accredited certificate, this site also provides a separate certificate recognized by the Northeast Texas Public Health District. Since our service collects a transfer fee on behalf of the local health department, the Northeast Texas Public Health District does not require any additional steps in order for your certificate to be valid.
‘The FDA Food Code
Another thing you should be familiar with is the FDA Food Code. The Food and Drug Administration or FDA is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In an effort to keep the public safe, the FDA cooperates with other agencies and publishes a model Food Code. The FDA code is the best resource for making regulations that will ensure that food is safe and protected. The contents of the code are intended to assist local agencies that oversee food safety.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed uniform standards for retail food establishments in the State of Texas known as the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).

You may also be required to follow local regulations if your local regulatory agency has implemented more restrictive requirements.’