Food Safety Education

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Food Protection Management Certification Training

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Course Descriptions, Costs & Registration Forms

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Food Manager Certification Training will teach managers about:

Food Safety and Sanitation

  • Food-borne illnesses/outbreaks
  • Types of contamination
  • Food safety hazards
  • Identifying food-borne illnesses
  • Personal hygiene

 Food Flow and HACCP

  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Purchasing and receiving food safely
  • Keeping food safe during preparation

Managing the Operation

  • Sanitary Facilities
  • Pest Management
  • Sanitation Regulations

How will this course help you?

    • Prevent bad publicity and lawsuits caused by food borne illness.
    • Increase customer satisfaction because of your attention to food safety.
    • Improve profits through controlling food costs and waste.
    • Boost employee morale by increasing their professionalism.
    • Improve relationships with health officials.
    • Receive information in order to train your staff on-site.
    • Prepare a staff of knowledgeable and trained employees.
    • Upon passing the certification examination, you will fulfill state requirements for Certified Food Manager status.

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Home Food Preservation Videos

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For more information about home food preservation go to National Center for Home Food Preservation and Texas A&M AgriLife Food Safety Education.

Recipe Sources

Handy Tools

Using a Mandolin

Types of Pressure Canners

Storing Your Pressure Canner

Jar Packing

Jar Filling

Peeling & Coring

Blanching & Freezing

Drying & Dehydrating

Jams, Jellies, & Preserves

Life Span of a Canning Jar

Storing Processed Jars

Canning Problems

Crushed Tomatoes

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“] Whether you have finished canning winter produce or are gearing up for some summer canning, get your pressure canner lid inspected, which is a service we offer here at our office. Gauges that read high cause under-processing and may result in unsafe food. Low readings cause over processing. Pressure adjustments can be made if the gauge reads up to 2 pounds high or low. Replace gauges that differ by more than 2 pounds or follow your canner manufacturer recommendations. If you don’t have a pressure canner testing device, feel free to bring your pressure canner lid to our office (21017 CR 171 Angleton, TX 77515). We will gladly inspect it for you.

For Guidelines in Testing Pressure Canner Gauges visit here

For information about ordering your own Presto Testing Unit print this form

Check out this video on how to use the Presto canner tester from the University of Kentucky:

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