Family and Community Health (FCH) is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System. The Liberty County Extension Service offers practical information for families like nutrition, health and wellness, food safety, family life, consumer education, financial stability, chronic disease education and prevention, safety and injury prevention, housing and emergency management.
Child Care Providers training provides continuing education to regulated child care providers for Liberty County. We offer a wide variety of online child care training courses to support your continuing education and early childhood professional development needs, whether you work with young children in a preschool, Head Start, or other early care and education setting. These trainings are not limited to just child care professionals. If you are a parent or child caregiver, these educational opportunities will be helpful to you as well.
Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business
Looking for your own business opportunity? Starting a Cottage Food Business can be easy! During this class participants can learn how to establish a new personal business, tips to maintaining a successful business, the Texas Cottage Food Laws, learn what food items can be produced from home and where those items can be sold and how to avoid potentially hazardous food items. The 1 hour course is $10 and participants may inquire about the class schedule and registration by contacting Alexis Cordova at (936)334-3230.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the amended Texas Cottage Food Law
- Discuss the foods that can be sold or not sold under Cottage Food Law
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Food Handlers Certification – Online Course
Course Information This accredited Texas food handlers certification course takes less than 2 hours to complete. It is designed to promote the preparation of safe food in food establishments and other venues. Some topics discussed are: good personal hygiene, cross-contamination, and time and temperature principles. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to print a food handlers card. This card will be valid for 2 years. The cost of the course does not cover any fees associated with your local health department. Bulk purchasing with discounted pricing is available. Additional Information about Food Handlers Certification in Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), under the Texas Food Establishment Rules, requires that ‘all food employees shall successfully complete an accredited food handler training course, within 60 days of employment. Texas Cottage Food Law requires an individual who operates a cottage food production operation to have successfully completed an accredited basic food safety education or training program for food handlers.