Equipment and Utensils

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Equipment and Utensils

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Depending on the illness and symptoms, what should you do if a food handler is sick?

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

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What is the correct air temperature for cold storage units?

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Staff should NOT eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum or tobacco while prepping or serving food. What areas of the operation should these activities be banned?

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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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What are some requirements for preset tableware?

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What can be transferred to food if equipment and utensils are NOT cleaned and sanitized between uses?

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According to ServSafe, What kind of unit should be cleaned and sanitized in the way these steps describe?

• Unplug the unit
• Take off the unit’s removable parts
• Wash, rinse, and sanitize the parts separately from the unit
• Scrape the unit’s surfaces to remove food and debris
• Wash the surfaces of the unit
• Rinse the surfaces of the unit
• Sanitize the surfaces of the unit
• Allow the surfaces of the unit to air-dry
• Reassemble the unit

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What color does ServSafe designate for cutting boards and utensils that will be used for produce?

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It’s best when countertop equipment stands on legs that keep it at least four inches above the counter. How should the equipment be installed if it doesn’t have legs?

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Once the recalled food items have been identified, remove them from inventory and keep them in a secure and appropriate place like a cooler or dry storage area. What does the recalled food item need to be stored separately from?

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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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Which guideline must be followed when serving food with utensils?

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Which is an actual guideline for installing stationary equipment?

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When sanitizing stationary equipment, the sanitizer concentration must be at the required level. What is important to remember when applying the sanitizer to the surfaces?

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Why do guests need a clean plate and utensils each time they refill in a self-service area?

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How can you ensure that allergens do NOT touch anything used for guests with food allergies, including food, beverages, utensils, equipment, and gloves?

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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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How should the temperature of food in hot holding be checked?

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What should be done with utensils after each serving task?

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Where should the instructions to clean equipment be posted?

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How should serving utensils be stored during service?

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What color does ServSafe designate for cutting boards and utensils that will be used for raw chicken?

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How can chemical contamination occur?

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How should food handlers avoid bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food?

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According to NSF/ANSI, what must have the following features if it will have contact with food?

• Smooth
• Nonabsorbent
• Corrosion-resistant

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Temperature control may NOT be necessary for holding food in what situation?

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How can food handlers keep produce separate from raw meat, poultry, and seafood to avoid cross-contamination?

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Staff drinking from beverage containers must be careful to avoid contaminating:

• Their hands
• The beverage container
• Food, utensils, and equipment

What does the lid for the beverage container need to include?

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Why is it important to avoid bare-hand contact with the food-contact surfaces of flatware and utensils?

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When should you restrict a food handler from working with exposed food, utensils, or equipment?

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How can food handlers avoid bare-hand contact with Ready-to-Eat (RTE) food?

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Use the correct tool to wash stationary equipment, like a cloth towel, nylon brush, or pad. What kind of cleaner should be used to prepare the cleaning solution?

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Some materials can interact with acidic foods (tomatoes, citrus) and create toxic chemicals that can make people sick. What materials should be avoided when choosing kitchenware and equipment for your operation?

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When is it acceptable to preset tables without wrapping or covering the tableware?

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What do some operations use a separate set of cooking utensils for?

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What must clean and sanitized equipment, tableware, and utensils be protected from during storage?

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Which is true about the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)?

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Once you have installed equipment, ensure it is maintained regularly.

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When serving multiple food items, what should each food item have of its own?

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When can serving utensils be stored on a food-contact surface during service?

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Tableware (silverware) must be wrapped or covered unless what requirements are met?

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What situation requires utensils to be cleaned and sanitized every four hours?

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Why should flatware and utensils be stored with their handles up?

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Make sure your equipment is working correctly by checking it yourself regularly. But only allow qualified people to perform the regular maintenance of your equipment. How can you arrange this?

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According to ServSafe, food equipment should be easy to clean, durable, and damage-resistant. What are the standards for food equipment according to NSF/ANSI?

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Make sure to check the concentration of a sanitizer solution with the correct test kit for the type of sanitizer being used. Where can you be sure to get the right test kits?

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When cleaning and sanitizing stationary equipment, how should the removable parts be washed, rinsed, and sanitized after removing them?

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What is it called when you prohibit an employee from working with exposed food, utensils, and equipment for a medical reason?

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What type of container should be used to cool food quickly?

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The trays and carts used to carry clean tableware and utensils should be checked daily for cleanliness. How often should they be cleaned and sanitized?

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Install stationary equipment in a way that makes it easy to clean and easy to clean around. What else should be considered when installing stationary equipment?

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If the food handler has a sore throat with a fever?

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How can colored cutting boards and utensil handles help prevent cross-contamination?

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How can you ensure guests get clean plates and utensils each time they refill in a self-service area?

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When is it acceptable to store serving utensils in a container of water during service?

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Letting food touch surfaces, equipment, or utensils that have touched allergens is an example of what?

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What can move quickly in your operation, spreading from contaminated food or unwashed hands to prep areas, equipment, utensils, and other food?

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After working with raw meat, why is it dangerous to just rinse off the equipment instead of washing, rinsing, and sanitizing it?

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Is it safe to use hot-holding equipment to reheat food?

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When should cookware, utensils, and equipment be washed, rinsed, and sanitized to prevent cross-contact?

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How can you store the spoons or scoops when serving food like mashed potatoes or ice cream?

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These are some ways that pathogens can spread from contaminated surfaces to food and cause foodborne illness:

• Equipment and utensils NOT washed, rinsed, and sanitized
• Food-contact surfaces wiped clean rather than being washed, rinsed, and sanitized
• Wiping cloths are NOT stored in a sanitizer solution between uses
• Sanitizing solutions are NOT at the required levels to sanitize objects

What risk factor is demonstrated by these examples?

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Why should chemicals never be stored above food, linens, utensils, and equipment?

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Chemicals can be used to sanitize surfaces. The sanitizing solution must be prepared correctly and have contact with the surface for enough time to kill pathogens. How can the surfaces of tableware, utensils, and equipment make contact with the sanitizing solution?

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What should be done with food and food-contact surfaces that may have been contaminated by unwashed hands?

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What temperature does TCS food need to be stored at?

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Store chemicals in a designated area that is seperate from the items listed here:

• Food
• Equipment
• Utensils
• Linens

If a designated storage area for chemicals is unavailable, what can be used to keep them separate from the listed items?

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When a cloth is being used to wiping up food spills, what else can it be used for?

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What kind of equipment is designed for cleaning and sanitizing solutions to be pumped through it?

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It’s best when floor-mounted stationary equipment stands on legs that keep it at least six inches above the floor. How should the equipment be installed if it doesn’t have legs?

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Color-coded cutting boards and utensils can help prevent cross-contamination by keeping food separate. What colors does ServSafe suggest using?

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What kind of contamination is food at risk for when using kitchenware or equipment made from pewter, copper, zinc, or painted pottery?

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

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What organization is NSF accredited by?

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Why should you make sure that the test kits for checking the concentration of sanitizer solutions are always available and accessible for staff?

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What kitchen equipment can spread listeria bacteria by cross-contamination if it’s NOT cleaned and sanitized every four hours during continuous use?

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According to ServSafe, what area in your operation should have these features?

• Good lighting
• Wall hooks
• A utility sink
• A floor drain

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What kind of food should have its own cutting boards, utensils, and containers to prevent cross-contamination?

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How often should equipment that holds and dispenses TCS food (like a soft-serve yogurt machine) be cleaned and sanitized?

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

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What are the NSF international standards for foodservice equipment?

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How can cross-contact be avoided?

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How are items cleaned and sanitized in most operations?

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Where should the correct settings for the dishwasher be posted?

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What must be done with work surfaces, equipment, and utensils before being used for a different type of food?

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When a three-compartment sink is unavailable, how can large equipment and utensils be cleaned and sanitized?

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

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Besides following ServSafe’s guidelines, how can you ensure your dishwasher is operated correctly and kept it in good repair?

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Cross-contact is when allergens are transferred from food or food-contact surfaces that contain them to food that doesn’t. How can this happen?

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What must food handlers do before preparing food or using equipment and utensils?

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When a food handler has been diagnosed with an illness caused by a Big Six Pathogen, who should you consult to determine if they should be excluded from the operation or restricted from working with exposed food, utensils, and equipment?

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How should the food-contact surfaces of stationary equipment be kept when they are NOT being used?

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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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What should be done with all work surfaces, equipment, and utensils before and after each task?

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When should work surfaces, equipment, and utensils be cleaned and sanitized to prevent cross-contamination?

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How can kitchenware and equipment made from these materials leach toxic metals into food and cause chemical contamination?

• Zinc
• Pewter
• Copper
• Painted pottery

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How should utensils, tableware, and equipment be stored after they have been cleaned, rinsed, sanitized, and air-dried?

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Which is true about restricting a food handler?

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Which of these are guidelines for operating a dishmachine?

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According to national standards, food service equipment that has contact with food must be nonabsorbent, smooth, and corrosion-resistant. What organization created these standards?

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What should be used for each type of food to prevent cross-contamination?

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What items can be sanitized by soaking them in a chemical sanitizing solution or running them through a high-temperature dishwashing machine?

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What are some guidelines for cleaning and sanitized utensils?

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Why should you avoid overloading coolers or freezers?

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Food in self-service areas needs to be labeled with its name. Where can the name of the food be written so that it’s visible to guests?

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What is required for equipment and utensils that are used to handle food?

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What are some guidelines for storing serving utensils during use?

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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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What color does ServSafe designate for cutting boards and utensils that will be used for raw meat?

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What can be used to handle ready to eat food without wearing gloves?

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How is clean-in-place (CIP) equipment cleaned and sanitized?

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What type of container allows food to cool faster?

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How can chemical contamination happen in a food service operation?

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What should be able to measure the following?

• Water pressure
• Water temperature
• Detergent concentration
• Sanitizer concentration

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Where should a dishmachine be installed?

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Which is true about a booster heater?

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If single-use gloves are NOT worn during service, what can be used to avoid having bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food?

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After cleaning tools are used, they should be cleaned and air-dried. What needs to be avoided when air-drying mops?

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According to ServSafe, what must have the following features if it will have contact with food?

• Durable
• Easy to clean
• Damage-resistant

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How should stationary equipment be installed?

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What should dishwashers have the ability to measure?

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What can NOT touch the food and beverages for a guest with food allergies or the utensils, equipment, and gloves used to prepare their order?

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Which are guidelines for serving utensils?