A food handler card or certificate issued by accredited providers is required to work in the food industry in Texas and the City of Grand Prairie. Employers must ensure that all their employees have a food handler card or certificate within 60 days of hiring.
The cards or certificates must be available for inspection at all times. Allowing employees to work without a food handler card or certificate is a violation of state laws and the City Code of Ordinances.
Food handler cards or certificates obtained through accredited providers are not required to be transferred to a city of Grand Prairie food handler card.
The Public Health and Environmental Quality Department offers food handler classes the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for employees who work in the food industry. One class, the 3rd Thursday is offered in Spanish. To attend a class you must bring an identification and pay a fee of $15.00. Call 972-237-8055 to register or for more information.
Food Handler Cards issued by the City of Grand Prairie are valid for 2 years from date of issuance.
AddressPublic Health & Environmental Quality
300 W Main St
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
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