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

Waitress With Food Needs Texas Food Handlers Card

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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Chef Washing Hands In Texas Restaurant

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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Person Gets Food Poisoning From Pathogens

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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Chef prepares steak with the reight temperature.

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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Restaurant Worker Washing Dishes Knows What Cannot Be Used To Dry Utensils

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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Chef Prepares Food & Avoids Cross Contamination

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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Fast Food Server Practicing Food Saftey After Getting Texas Food Handlers Certificate

Top 4 Foods That Pose the Highest Contamination and Food Safety Risk

A significant part of keeping you and your customers safe is understanding the importance of food safety. From taking temperature control seriously to managing your personal hygiene, there’s a lot to think about. Although, one thing you may not have considered before is the risk of the food itself. When not stored or cooked correctly, […]
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Waiter & Waitress Cleaning Tables To Stop Spread Of COVID-19

How Food Handlers Should Adjust During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Foodservice business owners have long understood the importance of safe food handling practices in their line of work. With temperature control, sanitation, and personal hygiene, they can limit the risk of foodborne illnesses. That’s why every café, bar, and restaurant owner in Texas makes sure their staff members have a food handlers card. With one […]
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