Welcome to FoodSafety.tamu.edu – home of the Certified Food Manager Training Program (CFM) and the Food Handlers Course taught by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. On this website, you will find course information, cost, dates, and locations. You will also find food safety information for consumers, hunters, Cottage Food Producers, Farmers Market vendors/shoppers, and much more!
Why should you take a CFM or Food Handlers course?
More than half of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States are related to restaurants or delis.
Sick food workers have been linked with past foodborne illness outbreaks.
To combat restaurant-related outbreaks, many public health agencies encourage or require food safety certification for restaurant kitchen managers and sometimes workers.
Food safety certification efforts are based on the belief that certification leads to greater food safety knowledge.
As well as state and local health jurisdictions require CFM and food handler training for food service employees in Texas.
Source: Food Safety Certification and Knowledge
Need A Food Handler Card?
Classroom classes? Check the Training Dates tab for dates and locations. Or check out our food handler program online (English and Spanish), here.
COVID-19 Food Safety Resources
Are you looking for Covid-19 food safety resources? Please check out our Retail Food Safety and Home Food Safety tabs.
You can find information related to numerous food safety topics for consumers to retail food establishments, including restaurants, grocery stores, cottage food, farmers’ markets, and more.