Food Handlers – Food Safety Test Answers

which one of the following situations would most likely promote bacterial contamination?

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Which one of the following situations would MOST LIKELY promote bacterial contamination?

Answer: Touching raw chicken and cooked chicken with the same gloves would MOST LIKELY promote bacterial contamination.

A food handler’s duties regarding food safety include all of the following practices EXCEPT:

Prevention of food contamination
Dispose of food that poses a potential threat to human health
Handle, transport, and store food safely
Prevention of food contamination
Dispose of food that poses a potential threat to human health
Handle, transport, and store food safely
Periodically test food for illness causing microorganisms

Periodically test food for illness causing microorganisms
What is the most direct cause of customer loyalty?
High food safety standards
What is the best way to prevent poor food safety?
Employee Training
Minor violations may be granted upwards of _______ days for correction.
90
Which agency publishes the food code?
FDA

All of the following are the most common Critical Control Points (CCPs) EXCEPT:

Personal hygiene
Time and temperature
Cross-contamination
Customer service

Customer service
A food safety policy is a statement that lists the manner in which an establishment will maintain a food-safe environment. Essentially this lists the _______ of the establishment with respect to the level of food safety to be maintained.
Goals
_______ are the items of food handling most likely to be vulnerable to hazards.
Critical Control Points
Normally the establishment has up to _______ days to correct detected violations.
10

Local health codes establish requirements for all of the following subjects EXCEPT:

Price controls
Personal hygiene
Food worker training
Sale of unfit food items

Price Controls
Which bacteria cause the greatest harm in the food industry?
Pathogenic

All of the following bacteria can cause foodborne illness EXCEPT:

Acidophilus milk
Salmonellae (Salmonella)
Clostridium botulinum (Botulism)
Escherichia coli (E. coli)

Acidophilus milk
Which one of the following food contaminations is usually associated with undercooked chicken?
Salmonella

Which one of the following situations would MOST LIKELY promote bacterial contamination?

Receiving a carton of fish with a temperature of 40° F
Touching raw chicken and then cooked chicken without changing gloves
Storing a torn bag of potatoes above canned tomatoes
Slicing roast beef and then slicing brisket with the same knife

Touching raw chicken and then cooked chicken without changing gloves
An organism that lives in or on another organism, often with harmful side effects—but without benefits is a:
Parasite
Which one of the following food contaminations is best prevented by cooking to safe temperatures?
E. Coli
Which one of the following food contaminations would be suspected if the end of a can of tomatoes had begun to swell?
Botulism
What is the easiest way to recognize foods contaminated with spoilage bacteria?
Changes in color or smell
The viral infection Hepatitis A can be most effectively controlled if:
All food personnel practice personal hygiene, such as thorough handwashing
One of the most important reasons for using only reliable water sources is to reduce:
The number of parasites, such as Cyclospora Cayetanensis, that can infest foods

All of the following are Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food (TCS) EXCEPT:

Raw seed sprouts and soy products
Processed garlic oil mixtures
Cooked vegetables and pasta
Eggs and most dishes made with them

Processed garlic oil mixtures
In degrees Fahrenheit, what is the temperature range of the Danger Zone?
41 to 135
It is important that food servers are trained to know food ingredients because:
They will need to know how to help customers with food allergies
Bacterial contamination can spread quickly because if the conditions are right, bacteria can multiply in:
10 to 20 minutes
The preservation technique that attempts to remove moisture is:
Dehydration
The best temperature for short-term refrigeration storage is:
34-40F
Which preservation technique involves heating foods to mild temperatures and then cooling them down immediately?
Pasteurization
“Chilling” is most commonly practiced by:
Commercial food distributors
Reheated food items must be heated for a minimum of 15 seconds to at least:
165F

Food preservation does all of the following EXCEPT:

Allow foods to be stored for long periods of time
Promote the growth of microorganisms
Make seasonal foods available longer
Maintain food quality

Promote the growth of microorganisms
Employees should wash their hands often, should handle food only when necessary, should taste food only with clean utensils, should never _______ in preparation areas.
Spit or smoke
If all proper hand washing steps are followed, how long should the entire process take?
At least 20 sec
As a food handler you are asked to prepare a salad but have a small cut on your hand. You should:
Put a watertight bandage over the cut and wear gloves
Corrective action will be taken IMMEDIATELY if your manager sees a food handler:
Using hand sanitizer instead of washing his or her hands
Gabe fries chicken at Country Boy Restaurant. Gabe wears gloves as he preps the raw chicken in flour. Today during the lunch rush, his manager asks him to fill chicken orders for impatient customers. Gabe immediately begins putting cooked chicken in boxes and on plates. What are the hazards created by Gabe’s actions?
Although he is wearing gloves, Gabe has created a cross-contamination hazard by touching raw chicken and then touching cooked chicken.
Because of the risk of spreading Staphyloccocus aureus, which area of your body should you be trained to avoid touching?
Mouth and Nose

If an employee is properly trained, he should be able to demonstrate all of the following competencies EXCEPT:

Demonstrate proper cooling methods and temperatures
Confirm that end cooking temperature and time are according to Food Code
Identify by price and quality the most desirable suppliers
How to clean and sanitize food contact surfaces

Identify by price and quality the most desirable suppliers
When might you expect a manager to offer a gentle reminder about hand washing?
If you reach down to pet a service animal.
The MOST important reason for having food handlers wear hair restraints is to:
Prevent food handlers from contaminating their hands by touching their hair
Why should you stock only brightly colored bandages for first aid supplies?
So they can be more easily found should they fall into food.
Raw shell eggs must be received in refrigerated equipment that keeps them at a temperature of _______ or less.
45F

Employees trained to receive foods properly will complete all of the following steps EXCEPT:

Labeling and dating rejected items
Storing deliveries quickly
Inspecting deliveries promptly
Checking order completion

Labeling and dating rejected items
Labels should include all of the following EXCEPT:
What the product is
When the food should be consumed by
Possible contaminants
The best way to store the food item
Possible contaminants
Which of these food items upon receiving should be given priority in storage?
Frozen Items
A shipment of frozen fish arrives at your food establishment. You see that the outside bottoms of the shipping cartons have too much ice and the fish fillets held within the cartons have brown edges. These are signs of:
Thawing and refreezing
According to the Food Code, proper food labels should NOT contain:
The date that frozen preparation-needed foods are to be consumed
Rotating stock so that the oldest items move first is often referred to as:
FIFO
To ensure proper protection for foods during storage, the bottom shelf should be AT LEAST:
6 inches from floor
The best place to store grains to reduce the risk of cross-contamination is:
Next to canned peaches
Your latest shipment of chicken has some items with USDA stickers and some items with USDA GRADE stamps. What is the difference in these items?
Stamps mean the chicken’s quality has been rated.
Which one of the following conditions in an outside waste disposal area needs to be corrected IMMEDIATELY?
Containers without covers
Sanitization can be accomplished by all of the following means EXCEPT:
Air drying
Cross-contamination has occurred when:
The same unwashed gloves are used to handle different meats.
The presence or growth of microorganisms is a type of _______ hazard.
Biological
Most of your cooking equipment is copper and your utensils are silver, so which sanitizer would you NOT want to use?
Iodine-based
If heated water is used to sanitize, it must be at:
171F for 30sec
It is very important to sanitize all of the following items EXCEPT:
Hair

Which of the following steps comes last?

Sanitization
Air dry
Apply soap
Rinse

Air dry
Food surfaces and equipment are not fully cleaned and sanitized until:
They have been allowed to air dry completely.
To prevent cross-contamination, you should:
Wash off rubber boots before entering food storage areas.
Maintaining an integrated pest management program (IPM) best serves:
Business interests
Which method is the best for prevention of pest infestations?
Regular cleaning and monitoring

Pest infestations must be controlled for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

They tend to be overlooked by loyal customers who know the food is good.
They cause physical, chemical, and biological contaminations of foods.
They are disgusting, and the owner will lose business and revenue.
They are one of the first things inspectors look for and can shut a business down.
Feedback:
See Looking for Evidence of Pests.

They tend to be overlooked by loyal customers who know the food is good.
A coworker shows you a bag of rice with a few black things among the grains. You suspect mouse droppings, but you are not sure. What should you do?
Dispose of the bag and check other bags in storage.

Notice signs of pests, which include all of the following EXCEPT:

Sacks of grains with corners or seams open and spillage
Dead carcasses on shelving, on the floor, and on stored food packaging
Traps that have not been tripped, bait that has not been eaten, but it might be
Bits of paper and cardboard that might be used for nesting
Feedback:
See Looking for Evidence of Pests.

Traps that have not been tripped, bait that has not been eaten, but it might be
To prevent chemical contamination from rodenticides, always place pest bait and bait stations:
Outdoors
Since pests are living organisms requiring four basic needs for survival, which one of these needs, if their access to it is eliminated, will drastically reduce pests in your establishment?
Food
The best eradication method for a major infestation is:
Chemical
Should a manager become aware of a pest problem in the establishment, measures to eradicate the pests should conclude with:
Scheduling regular, routine visits from pest control operators (PCOs)
Whenever a trap has sprung and caught a pest, you will want to:
Check for biological contamination from blood and dispose of any possibly contaminated foods
Wet wiping rags should be kept in a sanitizer solution between uses.
True
Washing vegetables and portioning cold, cooked meats should be done side by side.
False
Install carpeting in the food storage areas.
False
The hand washing sinks are separate from the other sinks in the establishment.
True
Use only clean, light-colored plastic cutting boards for food preparation.
False
If necessary, store raw food beneath other types of food.
True
Which one of the following situations requires management to contact the local regulatory authority?
Water service has been interrupted for two hours
It is important that all wooden utensils be:
Made of maple or close-grained hardwoods

Which of the following types of floors are LEAST suited for food prep areas?

Floors that are level and flat
Floors with ample drainage
Floors made of hard, non-porous material
Floors with beveled areas where the floor and wall meet

Floors that are level and flat

A well-designed building should have all of the following EXCEPT:

Designated food prep area
Locker rooms with showers
Self-closing doors
Labeled exits

Locker rooms with showers
If all of the following items were stored on the same rack on the same wall, which item would be stored closest to the ground?
Beef
Effective ventilation systems:
Filters return air
Which one of the following materials must NOT be used in the construction of food preparation and storage areas?
Indoor/Outdoor carpeting
All restrooms in a food service establishment must have:
Hot running water
Which area is NOT required to have a conveniently located hand washing facility?
Food Storage
For which one of the following purposes is non-potable water approved?
Mopping

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