Food Safety Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 

    According to the information from the National Safety Council website, food safety starts at the _________ _________.

    • A.

      Dinner table

    • B.

      Loading dock

    • C.

      Grocery store

    • D.

      Car seat

    Correct Answer
    C. Grocery store
    Explanation
    Food safety starts at the grocery store because this is where the food is purchased and where consumers have the opportunity to choose products that are safe and of good quality. The grocery store is responsible for ensuring that the food they sell is handled and stored properly to prevent contamination and maintain freshness. By choosing a reputable grocery store, consumers can have confidence in the safety of the food they bring home.

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  • 2. 

    When thinking about food safety, you should make the grocery store your _______ stop before you go home.

    • A.

      Second

    • B.

      Last

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      First

    Correct Answer
    B. Last
    Explanation
    When thinking about food safety, you should make the grocery store your last stop before you go home. This means that you should prioritize going to the grocery store as the final task before heading back home. By doing so, you can ensure that the perishable items you purchase, such as meat, dairy, and produce, spend the least amount of time outside of proper refrigeration or storage conditions. This helps to minimize the risk of spoilage and potential foodborne illnesses.

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  • 3. 

    Select refrigerated and frozen food items _____. This prevents spoilage and safeguards against temperature loss while you shop.

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Last

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Last
    Explanation
    Selecting refrigerated and frozen food items last prevents spoilage and safeguards against temperature loss while you shop. By selecting these items last, you minimize the amount of time they spend outside of the appropriate temperature range, reducing the risk of spoilage and maintaining their quality. This is especially important for perishable items that require specific temperature conditions to remain safe and fresh.

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  • 4. 

    _____________ should not be bagged with any other products (bakery items, produce, etc.) Store these items away first when you arrive home. Always place refrigerated items in the coolest area of the car, especially during warm months.

    • A.

      Vegetables

    • B.

      Cakes and cookies

    • C.

      Uncooked meats

    • D.

      Canned goods

    Correct Answer
    C. Uncooked meats
    Explanation
    Uncooked meats should not be bagged with any other products because they have a higher risk of contaminating other foods with bacteria. It is important to store these items away first when you arrive home to prevent cross-contamination. Additionally, placing refrigerated items in the coolest area of the car, especially during warm months, helps to maintain their freshness and prevent spoilage.

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  • 5. 

    The key to food safety at home is to prevent ________ from growing. This can be accomplished by con­trolling temperatures and following basic sanitation practices.

    • A.

      Flowers

    • B.

      Algae

    • C.

      Bacteria

    • D.

      Hair

    Correct Answer
    C. Bacteria
    Explanation
    To ensure food safety at home, it is important to prevent bacteria from growing. This can be achieved by controlling temperatures, such as keeping perishable foods refrigerated, and following basic sanitation practices, such as washing hands and utensils properly. Bacteria can multiply rapidly in food and cause foodborne illnesses, so it is crucial to take these preventive measures to maintain a safe and healthy environment in the kitchen.

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  • 6. 

    It is best to let foods thaw overnight in the refrigerator in a covered container, under cold running water, or in the microwave.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Thawing foods overnight in the refrigerator, in a covered container, under cold running water, or in the microwave is the best method because it helps to maintain the quality and safety of the food. Thawing in the refrigerator allows for a slow and controlled thawing process, reducing the risk of bacterial growth. Thawing in a covered container prevents cross-contamination and helps retain moisture. Thawing under cold running water is a quicker method, but it requires constant supervision to ensure the water remains cold. Thawing in the microwave is also a fast method, but it should be done carefully to ensure even and thorough thawing without partially cooking the food.

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  • 7. 

    Leftover food items should be chilled as soon as possible. It is best to break down large food items into smaller portions before refrigerating. This promotes faster chilling.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Chilling leftover food items as soon as possible helps to prevent bacterial growth and maintain food safety. Breaking down large food items into smaller portions before refrigerating allows for faster and more even chilling, reducing the risk of bacterial growth even further. Therefore, the statement "Leftover food items should be chilled as soon as possible. It is best to break down large food items into smaller portions before refrigerating. This promotes faster chilling" is true.

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  • 8. 

    Refrigerate _________ immediately. They should be taken as quickly as possible from the proper serving temperature (140 – 180 degrees F) to the proper refrigeration temperature (40 degrees F).

    • A.

      Leftovers

    • B.

      Bacteria

    • C.

      Canned goods

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Leftovers
    Explanation
    Leftovers should be refrigerated immediately to prevent the growth of bacteria. This is because bacteria can multiply rapidly at temperatures between 40-140 degrees F, which is known as the "danger zone". By refrigerating leftovers promptly, the temperature is lowered to below 40 degrees F, inhibiting bacterial growth and reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses.

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  • 9. 

    Thoroughly wash all ______ and ___________ (including onions) before cooking or eating.

    • A.

      Canned and dry goods

    • B.

      Raw and uncooked meat

    • C.

      Fruits and vegetables

    • D.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    C. Fruits and vegetables
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fruits and vegetables" because it is important to thoroughly wash these items before cooking or eating to remove any dirt, bacteria, or pesticides that may be present on their surface. Washing fruits and vegetables helps to ensure food safety and reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.

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  • 10. 

    Health experts strongly suggest that when re-heating leftover food, bring it to a temperature of at least 165 degrees F to eliminate any bacterial growth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Health experts recommend reheating leftover food to a temperature of at least 165 degrees F to eliminate any bacterial growth. This is because bacteria can multiply rapidly at room temperature, causing foodborne illnesses. Reheating food to a high temperature helps kill any bacteria that may have grown on the food during storage. Therefore, it is important to follow this guideline to ensure the safety of consuming leftover food.

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