Gma-safe Pilot Exam 3

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 63

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Pilot Quizzes & Trivia

This is a pilot exam (#3) used to practice for the full 100-question GMA-SAFE Certification Exam. You may take this exam as many times as you wish.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Quality system documents must be maintained in order to
    • A. 

      Demonstrate conformance to specified requirements.

    • B. 

      Demonstrate to the auditor that the system is functioning properly.

    • C. 

      Facilitate regulatory review.

    • D. 

      Respond to complaints from retail consumers.

  • 2. 
    A food manufacturing plant produces bacon bits.  Bacon bits are classified as a low-moisture food.  An employee is observed spraying chlorine sanitizer at strength of fifty (50) ppm on a food contact surface just prior to start-up.Is this an appropriate practice?
    • A. 

      No, chlorine is not an approved sanitizer when used at fifty (50) ppm.

    • B. 

      Yes, as long as the line was clean prior to using the sanitizer.

    • C. 

      No, sanitizer must be allowed to dry before product can touch the line.

    • D. 

      Yes, chlorine is an approved sanitizer when used at fifty (50) ppm.

  • 3. 
    Critical Control Points are determined based upon
    • A. 

      Consumer complaints and product recall history.

    • B. 

      Critical limits set to control hazards that may occur in the ingredients or final product.

    • C. 

      Identified hazards that need to be addressed in the HACCP plan.

    • D. 

      The ingredients, processing equipment, preparation and handling procedures, and packaging.

  • 4. 
    A Nut Roaster and Butter processor does not have a documented internal auditing program.  Interviews of responsible personnel and record reviews indicate that their internal auditing is consistently followed and is comprised of the following:- The QA manager collects the reports of third party and customer audits of their facility- Plant, QA and Operations management review the Assessment reports, recommendations and assign priorities, responsibilities and time frames for corrective actions to be taken in response to these audits- QA performs follow-up inspections to verify timely completion; and documents the corrective actionsWhat judgment should be given to the Internal Assessment section?
    • A. 

      Substantially Meets: although well executed, the program is not documented.

    • B. 

      Does Not Meet: because they use external auditors instead of their own.

    • C. 

      Fully Meets: because the program that they have is being followed and appears to be effective.

    • D. 

      Not Auditable: because you cannot verify how the external auditors performed the audits.

  • 5. 
    Process compressed air typically requires in-line trap filtration to remove what type of contaminants?
    • A. 

      Microorganisms and dust

    • B. 

      Oil and water

    • C. 

      Water and microorganisms

    • D. 

      Fine metal fragments and oil

  • 6. 
    An federal inspector arrives at a supplier's facility, performs an audit and submits a written request form for finished product samples.  If possible, the supplier plant should
    • A. 

      Place lot on hold and take a duplicate set of samples.

    • B. 

      Continue normal operations.

    • C. 

      Place lot on hold.

    • D. 

      Test a duplicate set of samples.

  • 7. 
    At the receiving dock, some products are more intensely inspected than other products.  What should the auditor do when this occurs?
    • A. 

      Nothing, because degree of inspection at receiving is a function of the degree of control and documentation exercised at the vendor's premises.

    • B. 

      Suggest to management that all products be subjected to an equal inspection.

    • C. 

      Ask to see the receiving procedures to verify that the proper level of inspection is being performed following written guidelines.

    • D. 

      Discuss this observation with the supplier during the exit interview.

  • 8. 
    Food processors use various types and styles of magnets to assist in management of metal.  Rare earth magnets are MOST appropriate for which of the following applications?
    • A. 

      Low moisture

    • B. 

      High-temperature applications

    • C. 

      Extremely fine or weakly magnetic contaminants

    • D. 

      Slow flow rates

  • 9. 
    A food product is considered "Low Acid" when
    • A. 

      It's titratable acidity is lower than 0.37.

    • B. 

      It's pH is less than 5.0.

    • C. 

      Litmus test strips turn blue.

    • D. 

      It's pH is above 4.60.

  • 10. 
    CFR 110 was written to define current good manufacturing practices for manufacturing, packing, or holding of human food.  These regulations are based on definitions of term in section 201 of the
    • A. 

      Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

    • B. 

      Federal Food, Drug and Alcohol Act.

    • C. 

      Federal Manufacturing Guidelines for Food.

    • D. 

      Federal Code of Regulations for Food.

  • 11. 
    Certificates of Analyses (COAs) are acceptable for verifying incoming raw materials shipped to the facility from its vendors when
    • A. 

      The material can be properly tested for microbiological levels, but results are not known for five days.

    • B. 

      The material can be properly tested for physical attributes, but are cost prohibited.

    • C. 

      The facility has taken steps to approved the acceptability of COAs.

    • D. 

      .there are documented specifications.

  • 12. 
    During the Assessment of a facility, the auditor found that Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) binders were kept near chemical storage and work areas.  An MSDS was available for each chemicals sought by the auditor.  Spanish speaking supervisors and managers were aware where binders were stored and understood the program.  A Spanish language translator was needed to interview line employees and more than half could not correctly identify the location of the MSDS binders.  The auditor noted that all standard operating procedures, work instructions and training materials were in English.What judgment should be given to the Chemical Control section?
    • A. 

      Substantially Meets; supervisors are able to interpret the MSDS sheets for their employees.

    • B. 

      Does Not Meet; because half of the line workers couldn't locate or read MSDS informaiton

    • C. 

      Fully Meets; all MSDS sheets were present

    • D. 

      Partially Meets; because half of the line workers couldn't locate or read MSDS information.

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