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Study Guide Answers

1.     Food that looks good may not be safe to eat. True or false?
2.     Food that's contaminated by bacteria or virus might cause what?
     a foodborne illness (food poisoning)
3.     What kinds of foods should you put in your cart last when you're grocery shopping?
     refrigerated foods and hot, pre-cooked meals
4.     Be sure to check the __________________________________________ on perishable items.
     expiration date
5.     If meat or fish has a strong odor, ________________________________________.
     don't buy it
6.     When buying eggs, what precaution should you take?
     Open the carton and check that eggs are clean and uncracked.
7.     Why should you not buy fruit that has punctures or tears?
     Germs can enter the fruit through an opening and contaminate it.
8.     Why should you avoid buying cans that are dented, or which have bulges?
     They may contain deadly botulism bacteria.
9.     Is it safe to buy frozen food that's not frozen solid?
10.     Why should you not buy pre-stuffed meats or poultry?
     These foods provide breeding grounds for bacteria.
11.     If you aren't going to be able to get home from the grocery store within a few minutes, what should you do to ensure food safety?
     Put cold foods into a cooler in your car.
12.     When you return home from the grocery store, which foods should you put away first?
     foods that have to be refrigerated
13.     At what temperature should a refrigerator be set?
     40 degrees F or 5 degrees C
14.     Where should eggs be stored?
     on a refrigerator shelf, in their carton
15.     How long can raw meat, poultry, or fish be safely kept in a refrigerator?
     two days
16.     What kind of spray solution can you prepare to disinfect surfaces in the kitchen?
     a solution of one teaspoon of bleach in a quart of water
17.     When working in a kitchen, wash your hands often. True or false?
18.     How can plastic cutting boards and cutting utensils be sterilized?
     in a dishwasher
19.     What precaution should you take with knives that have been used to cut meat?
     They must be cleaned well before they're used to cut other food.
20.     Why should fresh fruits and vegetables be washed under running water?
     to remove pesticide residue and/or dirt
21.     How can you sterilize kitchen sponges?
     in the dishwasher
22.     What can you do to make sure that a packed lunch stays cold?
     Use an insulated lunch box and a freezer gel pack. Freeze juice and sandwiches.
23.     Lunch leftovers make good afterschool snacks. True or false?
     false/ The food may no longer be hot enough or cold enough to be safe.
24.     All eggs should be cooked all the way through. True or false?
25.     How can you be sure that meats have been cooked to a temperature that makes them safe to eat?
     Use a meat thermometer.
26.     What kinds of containers should never be put into a microwave?
     containers made of metal or plastic, foil, brown paper bags, foam trays
27.     At what temperatures should foods on a buffet be kept?
     hot foods at 140 degrees F, cold foods at 40 degrees F
28.     Should all buffet food be put out at once?
     No, keep replacement food in the refrigerator or in the oven.
29.     How should leftovers be stored?
     in small containers in the refrigerator or freezer/ Refrigerate as soon as possible.
30.     How long may you store leftovers in the freezer? In the refrigerator?
     a few months/ three to five days
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