Receiving and Storage

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Receiving and Storage

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What will prevent good airflow in cold storage units and should be avoided?

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Dirty linens must be kept away from food and food prep areas. What kind of container should be used to store dirty linens?

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How long can ready-to-eat TCS food be stored at 41°F or lower before it must be thrown out?

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How can food and non-food items be protected from contamination during storage?

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When a food delivery arrives, it should be inspected immediately. Then everything must be put in the correct storage areas as soon as possible. How can you make sure this happens?

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What information should be on the label of food that will be delivered off-site for service?

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How can staff make stock rotation easier during storage when receiving and inspecting a delivery?

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Deliveries of shellfish and farm-raised fish must come with documents. Frozen fish that will be served raw or undercooked also need documents. How long do you need to save these documents?

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You can verify that the cooler is working by randomly checking the temperature of the food stored inside. What should you do with the food if it’s NOT at the correct temperature?

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What are the temperature requirements for the delivery of most cold TCS foods?

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To ensure that deliveries can be received correctly, when should you schedule them to arrive?

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How can chemical contamination happen in a food service operation?

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When food has been thawed and refrozen, it’s likely to have been time-temperature abused and should be rejected at delivery. What could be evidence that a food product has been thawed and refrozen?

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Why should you avoid overloading coolers or freezers?

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What is an insulated food container?

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How can chemical contamination occur?

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What should be done with moldy food unless the mold is a natural part of the food?

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Foodservice chemicals can be hazardous if they are NOT used or stored correctly. What is the risk with chemicals?

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To avoid contamination, what should NOT be stored in these areas?

• Bathrooms
• Locker rooms
• Garbage rooms
• Dressing rooms
• Under stairwells
• Mechanical rooms
• Under leaking water lines
• Under unprotected sewer lines

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These are examples of chemicals used in food service that can become chemical contaminants:

• Cleaners
• Sanitizers
• Polishes

How can these chemicals get into food and cause chemical contamination?

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When receiving and inspecting a delivery of canned food, what should be done if the cans have any of these issues?

• Rusty cans
• Unlabeled cans
• Cans with leaks or holes
• Swollen or bulging cans
• Dented cans

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What temperature must a cooler be kept at when it is used to thaw frozen food?

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How do you check the meat, poultry, and fish temperature during receiving and inspecting?

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How can the temperature of food in reduced oxygen packaging (ROP) be measured without opening the package?

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What are some guidelines for cleaning and sanitized utensils?

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What does food need to be labeled with when it’s transferred into a different container?

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What risks do vending operators need to protect their food from during transport, delivery, and service?

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What are the temperature requirements for the delivery of milk?

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When receiving and inspecting a delivery, what should be done with food products immediately after being examined and accepted?

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Why should you use open shelving and never line shelves with aluminum foil, sheet pans, or paper?

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How accurate should a thermometer be if it’s used to measure air temperature in food-storage equipment?

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What food packaging method are these examples of?

• Vacuum-packed
• Sous vide food
• Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

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To avoid opening or puncturing food in reduced-oxygen packaging (ROP), how should the thermometer probe or stem be used to check the temperature of ROP food?

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When can the shellstock identification tag be removed from its container?

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Receiving and inspecting a delivery begins with a visual inspection of the delivery truck. What conditions should the truck be examined for?

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How should leafy greens like lettuce and spinach be washed before being cut, cooked, or combined with other ingredients?

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Which statements are true about TCS food?

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What should you focus on when training and monitoring staff?

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What type of food must be stored separately from raw meat, poultry, and seafood?

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What should be done with expired, damaged, spoiled, or incorrectly stored food that has become unsafe?

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When packaging food in the operation for guests to take home, what situation does NOT require identifying Big Eight Allergens on the label?

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What kind of surface should outdoor garbage containers be stored on?

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When are food containers required to have these features?

• insulated
• leak proof
• spill-proof
• mixproof
• Approved for food service

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Which of these statements are true about three-compartment sinks?

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What are the requirements for removing Shellfish Identification Tags from their containers?

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Food contaminated by bare hands or bodily fluids must be thrown out. What should be done with food handled by a staff member who was excluded for illness?

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Which statement is true about the growth of bacteria?

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When does frozen fish need to be delivered with documents indicating how it was correctly frozen before you received it?

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Food packaged on-site for retail sale must be labeled with specific information. What situation does NOT require this labeling?

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What kind of location should food be stored in?

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What are Time-Temperature Indicators (TTI) used for?

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If cold TCS food is removed from refrigeration at 12:00 PM to be held and served without temperature control, what discard time should be written on its label?

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What is the correct air temperature for cold storage units?

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What can you do when your food containers or delivery vehicles do NOT hold food at the correct temperature long enough for off-site service?

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Why should food handlers wear the correct size gloves?

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When performing off-site service, what should the on-site staff put on the food label for the off-site staff?

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Which guidelines should be followed when pooling eggs?

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How should chemicals be thrown out?

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Which food items must NOT be served to high risk populations?

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How can pests be prevented from entering your operation with deliveries?

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Molds can grow in food that other pathogens can NOT grow in. Which is an example of this?

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Why should spoiled food be thrown out quickly?

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When performing off-site service (catering), what risk is higher when there is a delay between the time food is prepared and the time it’s served?

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Both live and shucked shellfish may be received at an air temperature of 45°F at delivery. What additional temperature requirements does a delivery of live shellfish have?

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How should dish racks be loaded for the dishmachine?

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What kind of containers or equipment should food be held in once transported to the off-site service location?

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Why is stock rotation important?

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What are some criteria to consider when inspecting the labels and dates of food?

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What information is stated on the documents that must be included with a delivery of fish that will be served raw or undercooked?

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What are some criteria to consider when inspecting the labels on a delivery of shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops)?

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What kind of container should shellfish be stored in?

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What should be used to check the temperatures of food during receiving?

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A shellstock identification tag indicates when and where shellfish were harvested and that they’re from an approved source. How should you maintain these tags?

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Why do sliced melons, cut tomatoes, and cut leafy greens need to be held or stored at 41°F or lower?

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Which statement is true about how the growth of bacteria is affected temperature?

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What information is stated on the documents that must be included with farm-raised fish?

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What kind of delivery needs to be inspected by the first available staff arriving at the operation to ensure it meets these conditions?

• It is presented honestly
• It is from an approved source
• It was protected and has NOT been contaminated
• It was stored in the right place to maintain the correct temperature

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Food packaged in your operation and sold to guests to bring home must be labeled. When does this label need to include a list of ingredients in descending order by weight?

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What are the temperature requirements for the delivery of shell eggs?

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What code date indicates how long a product should be offered for sale?

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What should be done if food has exceeded the time and temperature requirements that keep it safe?

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Produce must be washed thoroughly under running water before what?

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Why do many operations use the First-In-First-Out (FIFO) method of stock rotation?

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How do you check the food temperature in regular, non-vacuum-sealed packages?

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Inspecting and receiving a delivery begins with checking the truck for visual signs of contamination. What else should be done?

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What process should follow these steps?

• Set the rejected item aside
• Tell the delivery person why it was rejected
• Get a signed adjustment or credit slip before returning the item
• Note the incident on your receiving documents

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When checking the temperature inside a cooler or oven, which probe should be attached to a thermocouple or thermistor thermometer?

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Which is true about time-temperature indicators (TTIs)?

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Why does ready-to-eat TCS food need to be date-marked when it will be held in cold storage for more than 24 hours?

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Why do some suppliers place Time-temperature Indicators (TTI) inside their delivery trucks to constantly check and record temperatures?

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What are some foods commonly linked with Shigella spp?

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During a key drop delivery, the items are brought inside the operation and placed in a cooler, freezer, or dry-storage area. What must be considered when choosing these storage locations?

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How are the receiving temperatures for Live Shellfish and Shucked Shellfish different?

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A food product in reduced oxygen packaging (ROP) must be rejected if the packaging has what problem?

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Some operations give a key to their supplier to make deliveries after hours when the establishment is closed. What kind of delivery is this known as?

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When is it NOT necessary to label stored food that will be used on-site?

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How often should you check the internal temperature of food in hot holding?

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What are the temperature requirements for the delivery of shucked shellfish?

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What air temperature does frozen food need to be stored at?

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What should be avoided when checking the temperature of packaged food items?

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What example demonstrates the importance of labeling food?

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The acronym FIFO means First In, First Out. Which statement is true about the FIFO method?

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In what condition should a delivery of frozen food be received?

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Vending operators need to monitor the shelf life of their food products and throw them out when their code date has expired. What is an example of a code date?

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What are the temperature requirements for the delivery of hot TCS food?

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A delivery of shellfish must be received with shell stock identification tags. What information is on these documents?

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How can the internal temperature of most packaged food be checked with a bimetalic-stemmed thermometer during inspection of a delivery?

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These are examples of common objects that can cause physical contamination if they get into food:

• Broken light bulbs
• Jewelry
• Fake fingernails
• Hair accessories
• False eyelashes
• Broken glass thermometers

What is an example of a natural object that can be a physical contaminant when left in food?

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Reject any food or non-food item that has signs of pests. What are some examples?

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When cleaning and sanitizing in a three-compartment sink, after the items have been cleaned in the first sink, how can they be rinsed in the second sink?

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How can using the FIFO system to rotate products in storage help control pests?

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What information is on Shellfish Identification Tags?

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Ice crystals or chunks of frozen liquids can be evidence of thawing and refreezing when found where?

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Why does food need to be stored at the correct temperature?

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When does food need to be labeled with this information?

• The amount of the food
• Chemical preservatives
• List of major food allergens
• The name or a description of the food
• The name and location of the business
• List of ingredients in order by weight
• List of artificial colors and flavors

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Operations that par-cook food need written procedures describing how the food will be prepped and stored. What should these procedures explain about storing the food?

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What code date indicates the last day a product can be eaten for the best flavor or quality?

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What should be written on the shellstock identification tag once all the shellfish in the container have been used?

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What should be identified on the label of food packaged on-site for retail sale?

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What tools and equipment should you provide for staff when receiving and inspecting deliveries?

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What can you do if your food containers or delivery vehicles are NOT holding food at the correct temperature for off-site service?

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Ready-to-eat TCS food, like leftovers, can be stored for seven days at 41°F or lower. When do the seven days begin?

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What temperature does TCS food need to be stored at?

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When does a fish delivery need to come with documents?

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Why does food need to be rotated when it’s in storage?

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How long do shellstock identification tags need to be kept?

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Which bacteria is a risk to food in reduced oxygen packaging (ROP)?

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Ready-to-eat TCS food held at 41°F or lower must be thrown out after seven days. How do you determine which day this count begins?

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What are the temperature requirements for the delivery of milk?

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What must be done before you accept a delivery?

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Never store chemicals in empty food containers or food in empty chemical containers. What kind of container should be used to store food?

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What method of storage rotation is described in these steps?

• Identify the use-by or expiration date on the label
• Shelf food with earlier dates in front of food with later dates
• Use the food stored in front before the food behind it
• Throw out food past its use-by or expiration date

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Each storage unit must have at least one device that measures air temperature, like a hanging thermometer in a cooler. Where should the device be located in the storage unit?

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Why should you avoid frequently opening the door of a cooler?

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Food packaged on-site for retail sale must be labeled. If the food contains a Big Eight Allergen, it must be clearly identified on the label. What is the only exception to this rule?

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These four cold TCS foods may be received at an air temperature of 45°F or lower. For most others, it must be 41°F or lower.

• Live shellfish
• Shucked shellfish
• Shell eggs
• Milk

Which must be cooled from 45°F to 41°F within four hours?

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What documents must be included with a delivery of shellfish?