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Why are elderly people at higher risk for food borne illnesses?
Their immune systems have weakened with age
For a foodborne illness to be considered and "outbreak", a minimum of how many people must experience the same illness after eating the same food?
The five most common risk factors that cause foodborne illnesses are...
1. failing to cook food adequately
2. holding food at incorrect temps
3. using contaminated equipment
4. practicing personal hygiene
5. Purchasing food from unsafe sources
While commonly linked with contaminated ground beef, what pathogen has also been linked with contaminated produce?
Shiga toxin- producing e-coli
Which food borne illness has been linked with ready to eat food and shellfish contaminated by sewage?
Viruses such as norovirus and hepatitis A can be spread when food handlers fail to...
wash their hands
What is the best way to prevent a foodborne illness caused by seafood toxins?
Purchasing food from reputable suppliers
A person who ate raw oysters later became disoriented and suffered memory loss. What illness was most likely the cause?
Amnesic shellfish poisoning
Food service operations should not use mushrooms unless they have been...
Purchased from an approved reputable supplier
What three points should a food defense program focus onto prevent possible threats to food?
Human elements, building interior, personal hygiene
What should food handlers do after prepping food and before using the restroom?
take off their aprons
A cook wore single use gloves while forming raw ground beef into patties. The cook continued to wear them while slicing hamburger buns. What was his mistake?
The cook did not wash his hands and put on new gloves before slicing the buns
When a food handler has been diagnosed with shigellosis, what steps must be taken?
The food handler must be told to not come into work
Food handlers cannot work in their operation if they have an illness caused by which pathogen?
Food handlers who work in a nursing home cannot work if they have which symptoms?
Sore throat with fever
What should food handlers do if they cut their fingers while preparing food?
Cover the wound with a bandage and a glove or finger cot
What should a manager do at a nursing home if a cook calls with headache, nausea, and diarrhea?
Tell them to stay away from work and see a doctor
A food handler has finished trimming raw chicken on a cutting board and needs it to prep vegetables. What must be done to the cutting board?
Washed, rinsed, sanitized
Which of these practices can help prevent cross contamination?
Using a designated cutting board when preparing meat
What thermocouple probe should be used to check the temperature of a stockpot of soup?
When a thermometer is calibrated using the ice point method, it should be adjusted to ___ after the stem or probe has been placed in the ice water.
32 degrees F
What type of thermometer is not appropriate for use in a restaurant or food service operation?
What is the most important factor in choosing an approved food supplier?
It has been inspected and complies with local, state, and federal laws
Raw, shucked shellfish that is received in a container bigger than one half gallon must have the packers name, address, a certification number, and a...
Large ice crystals in a case of frozen food are evidence that the product may have been...
thawed and refrozen
How should cartons of coleslaw be checked for correct receiving temperatures?
Open carton and stick thermometer stem into the food
A box of sirloin steaks carries a state department of agriculture inspection stamp. What does this stamp indicate?
The meat and processing plant have met USDA or a state department of agricultures standards
What is TCS food?
Food that contains moisture and protein and has a neutral or slightly acidic pH. Such food requires time temp control to prevent the growth of microorganisms and the production of toxins.
Why should lining cooler shelves with aluminum foil be avoided?
It can restrict the flow of cold air
Beef stew must be cooled from __to __within __hours and from __to __or lower within the next __
135, 70, 2, 70, 41, 4
What are the time and temp requirements for reheating tcs food for hot holding?
165 for 15 seconds within 2 hours
The temp of roast is checked to see if it has met its critical limit of 145 for four minutes. This is an example of which haccp principle?
The temp of pot of stew is checked during holding. It has not met the critical limit and is thrown out according to policy, This is an example of which haccp principle?
The five most common risk factors for foodborne illnesses are...
purchasing food from unsafe sources, failing to cook food adequately, holding food at incorrect temps, practicing poor personal hygiene, and using contaminated equipment
What must be done to ensure that a sanitizer solution spray for food contact surfaces, is made correctly?
Test the solution with sanitizer test kit
Flatware and utensils that have been cleaned and sanitized should be stored..
with the handles facing up
spore forming bacteria found in soil. The bacteria can produce two different toxins when allowed to grow to high levels. The toxins cause different illnesses (diarrhea and vomiting)
People can get sick when the eat raw or undercooked fish containing this parasite (herring, cod, halibut, mackerel, pacific salmon)
Ciguatera fish poisoning
Found in marine algae. Cannot be detected by smell or taste. Cooking and freezing will not eliminate it. (barracuda, grouper, jacks, snapper)
symptoms- reversal of hot and cold, nausea, vomitting, tingling, muscle and joint pain
A person with a shellfish allergy who unknowingly eats soup made with clam juice may experience a tightening in the throat
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