Changes effective Monday February 2, 2015 for Environmental Health Services Division:
- New Walk-in Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM
- We will no longer accept and process applications without payment and/or incomplete application information.
- Faxed applications will no longer be accepted.
Cambios efectivo el lunes 2 de febrero 2015 para la División de Servicios de Salud Ambiental:
- Nueva Horas de Sala: lunes a viernes 7:45 AM a 3:30 PM
- Ya no vamos a aceptar y procesar las solicitudes recibidos sin pago y con información incompleta.
- Ya no se aceptará solicitudes enviadas por fax.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Food Handler education is designed to reduce foodborne illness by improving the food safety knowledge and practices of those that work in the food industry.
The City of Austin requires operators of Food Enterprises to submit a list of all employees with their date of birth, job titles, and their Food Handler or Food Manager City of Austin registration number at the time of their annual permit renewal. Food Handler Registration with the City of Austin is required for employees working in a Food Enterprise. For exceptions, please review the Food Handler Code 10-3-34.
The following employees will not be required to become a Registered Food Handler:
- Food Enterprise employees with a valid Food Manager Certificate registered with the City of Austin, or
- Food Enterprise employees working in unincorporated areas of Travis County.