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Which person is the most susceptible to foodborne illness?
A 65-year-old man
A teenage girl
A foodservice worker
A 40-year-old woman
Which of the following is NOT considered to be "cross-contamination"?
Storing food on a shelf where it could drip or leak onto the food stored below it.
Leaving foods in the temperature danger zone for too long.
Mixing raw food with cooked food that will then be served without further cooking.
Using the same cutting board for chicken and beef.
Which of the following is NOT considered an example of a "corrective action"?
Retraining staff who are doing a task improperly.
Throwing out food that has been time-temperature abused.
Rejecting a shipment of food that appears to be spoiled.
Asking a customer who is ordering an alcoholic beverage for ID.
Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes) is usually caused by which foodborne illness?
The acronym ALERT stands for Assure, Look, Employee, Report, and Threat. What type of food safety risk does this refer to?
Time and temperature abuse
The deliberate contamination of food
Poor personal hygiene
Making a corrective action
Which activity requires a food handler to wear single-use gloves?
Taking out the garbage
Preparing food for cooking
Washing fruits or produce
Handling ready to eat foods
The "Temperature Danger Zone" refers to which range of temperatures?
70°F - 125°F
40°F - 140°F
32°F - 212°F
41°F - 135°F
An "immersion probe thermometer" is used for checking the temperature of what?
The air temperature of coolers and ovens
The surface temperature of flat cooking equipment, such as a griddle
The internal temperature of meats
The temperature of liquids such as soups, sauces, and frying oil
How long can you safely store ready to eat TCS food in a cooler at a temperature of 41°F or lower?
All items should be stored away from the walls and how many inches from the floor?
The temperature of food stored in hot holding has dropped into the temperature danger zone for a period of two hours. What should be done?
Throw it out
Serve the food as soon as possible
Quickly bring the food to the correct temperature
Move the food to a cold storage unit and label it appropriately
Which of the following would require obtaining a "variance" from your regulatory authority?
Smoking food as a way to enhance the flavor (but not to preserve it)
Offering live shellfish from a display tank
Offering customers al fresco style dining
Hiring a food handler who is under the age of 16
What is the minimum internal temperature that raw fish, seafood, shellfish, and crustaceans should be cooked to for at least 15 seconds before serving?
Hot TCS food needs to be cooled before storage. What is the maximum amount of time you should allow when bringing food down from 135°F to the storage temperature of 41°F or lower?
If a TCS food will be cold-held for service, what is the maximum temperature that this food could be held?
If you are packaging fish using a reduced-oxygen packaging method (ROP), the fish must include a label stating what?
That it must remain frozen until used
It's Nutrition Facts
The SKU number
If it's fresh catch or farmed raised
A faucet that supplies clean drinking water is fitted with a flexible hose to fill a mop bucket. A careless employee leaves the end of the hose in a bucket of dirty mop water overnight. Due to changing air pressure within the building's plumbing system, the dirty mop water moves up the hose and into the faucet - contaminating the clean drinking water. What is this type of contamination called?
Air-gap resistance contamination
Pressure fluctuation contamination
To effectively "heat sanitize" equipment, it must be soaked for at least 30 seconds in hot water that is what minimum temperature?
What is the first step when cleaning and sanitizing stationary equipment?
Disassemble the removable parts
Wash the equipment with soapy water
Sanitize the equipment surfaces
Unplug the equipment
Where is the best place to store cleaning supplies and chemicals?
Near the same area as the garbage so that you can keep both from coming into contact with food
In an area that is used only for this purpose
In a separate building outside of the establishment
In a designated area that can only be accessed through the dish room
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