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At TABC Pronto we aim to provide additional resources for alcohol seller/servers and food handlers.

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Where Should A Food Handler Check the Temperature of Food?

    Whether you are already working in the food industry or plan to enter it, food safety knowledge is imperative to keep your customers safe. Some of the food safety measures can be as simple as washing your hands, while others can be as intensive as making sure food is cooked to the correct temperature. When […]
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    What Are the Symptoms of Food Poisoning?

      When you start studying for a food handlers card in Texas, you learn all about how to make sure you’re serving safe food to your customers. Simple measures can go a long way to making sure you’re reducing the risk of food borne pathogens causing food poisoning. However, if the worst should happen and something […]
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      Can A Food Handler Taste Food to Adjust Seasoning?

        Before or during your research for a Texas Food Handlers Permit, you may have wondered whether a food handler can taste food to adjust seasoning. Given that bacteria and germs being transferred from people to food is a risky business, it might seem like you can’t taste food to make sure it’s ready for service. […]
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        When Must A Food Handler Wash Their Hands?

          If we were going to answer the commonly asked question of when must a food handler wash their hands in simple terms, we’d just say all the time. But as you will learn when undertaking the task to gain a Texas food handlers certification, some times are certainly more critical for hand washing than others. […]
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          How Food Handlers Can Identify Pathogens

            One of the many things you learn about when entering the food industry and studying for your Texas food handlers card is foodborne pathogens. Foodborne pathogens are not always harmful to customers, but they can be when appropriate steps aren’t taken during food handling, cooking, and storage. So, how can food handlers identify pathogens? The […]
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            Learn The Safe Cooking Temperatures For Different Foods

              One of the many things you will learn during the education process to earn your Texas food handlers’ license is safe cooking temperatures. You will quickly discover that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to food temperature control because each food group is different. Whether you need a refresher or you’re about to […]
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              Working with Food? Here’s What You Need to Know About Temperature Control

                One of the essential principles of food safety in the foodservice industry is temperature control. By controlling the temperature of all food you will be preparing and serving to customers, you’re ensuring that it’s safe for consumption. Failure to monitor food temperatures closely can result in foodborne illness outbreaks that lead to fines, lawsuits, and […]
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                What Cannot Be Used To Dry Utensils?

                  One of the most commonly asked questions among food handlers studying to receive their food handlers certificate in Texas is, ‘what cannot be used to dry utensils?’ It’s strange, isn’t it? You wash and dry your dishes at home with relative ease, but now you’ve got to learn about the ins and outs of appropriate […]
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                  How Food Should Be Stored to Avoid Cross Contamination

                    Every year, 48 million people in the United States are struck down by food poisoning. Out of those millions, at least three thousand will lose their lives as a result. Food safety is no laughing matter, which is why it’s imperative to educate yourself on the basic principles of cross-contamination so you can be in […]
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