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Food Handler's Card

Effective July 4, 2008, the City of Greenville is requiring all food handlers within the City to obtain a Food Handler's Card. In order to acquire this certification, all food handlers must attend a class which conveys the proper procedures for handling food.

Some of the topics covered include, but are not limited to:
  • Proper hand washing
  • Proper sanitation
  • Lowering the risks of cross-contamination
  • Lowering the risk of food-borne illnesses

In addition, every food handler must pass a test (with 70% or higher) immediately following classroom instruction in order to obtain the Food Handler's Card. Upon receiving certification, the card will be valid at any food establishment with the City of Greenville for three years and must be renewed 30 days prior to expiration.

State-Approved Certifications
In addition, the City will recognize any State-approved certifications for food handlers classes, which may be independently obtained if it is not convenient for you to attend one of the City's training courses. Information for approved training courses, including online training, can be found at the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

The $20 registration fee with the City of Greenville is still required. Once the food handler certification is completed, just bring in the certificate and valid ID to complete the registration process.
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