Food Handlers Certification Program
Food Handler Card
Effective July 4, 2008, the City of Greenville required all food handlers within the City to obtain a Food Handler's Card. In order to acquire this certification, all food handlers must attend/take 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
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.
The City will recognize any State-approved certifications for food handler classes, which may be independently obtained. Information for approved training courses, including online training, can be found at the Texas Department of State Health Services
The registration fee with the City of Greenville is $20. Once the food handler certification is completed, bring in the certificate and valid ID to complete the registration process.