Food Handlers Test

Question 1

What is the correct temperature that frozen food should be kept at?

A . 0 degrees

B. 15 degrees or lower

C. 18 degrees or lower

D. 20 degrees or lower

Question 2

Where should raw meat be stored in a refrigerator?

A . At the top.

B. In the middle.

C. At the bottom, below all other food.

Question 3

Which one of the following jewellery is acceptable for a food handler to wear?

A . Plain wedding band.

B. Arm ring.

C. Bracelet .

D. A ring that is a symbol of religious faith.

Question 4

What is the ideal temperature for Pathogens to flourish?

A . 10 degrees

B. 37 degrees

C. 55 degrees

D. 90 degrees

Question 5

How many times can you reheat leftovers?

A . As many times as you like.

B. Twice.

C. Four times.

D. You should only reheat leftovers once.

Question 6

Which of the following meats are safe to eat when they are pink or raw?

A . Chicken.

B. Pork.

C. Minced meat.

D. Lamb.

Question 7

What are the basic steps for washing hands?

A . Wash thoroughly with water and dry.

B. Apply soap, wash thoroughly, rinse and use paper towels.

C. Apply soap, wash thoroughly.

Question 8

What is the reason for drying your hands after washing them?

A . So that you don’t drip water everywhere.

B. Because germs and bacteria are more easily spread with wet hands.

C. Your hands are slippery when wet, and you will not be able to hold kitchen utensils properly.

Question 9

Which of the following is true about bacteria;

A . Bacteria multiplies and grows faster in warm environments.

B. Bacteria needs air to survive.

C. Every type of bacteria can give people food poisoning.

D. By freezing food you can kill bacteria.

Question 10

The ideal temperature in your fridge should be?

A . 4 – 10 degrees

B. 1 and 4 degrees.

C. 0 to 4 degrees.

D. -2 to 0 degrees.

Question 11

Which one of the following foods is likely to contain the MOST bacteria?

A . Frozen raw chicken.

B. Recently cooked chicken.

C. A opened fizzy drink.

D. Bottled mayonnaise.

Question 12

Whilst in a food preparation or serving environment, what is the best way to dry your hands after washing them?

A . Using paper towels.

B. Damp towels.

C. Just let then dry naturally.

Question 13

How can you tell if food has enough bacteria to cause food poisoning?

A . It will smell.

B. You can’t, it will appear normal.

C. It will have a different colour.

D. It will taste different.

Question 14

Which of the following powers do Environmental Health Officers NOT have?

A . Authority to close down premises.

B. The power of arrest.

C. Authority to enter premises without appointment.

D. The power to seize foods.

Question 15

It is important to prepare food safely because;

A . It helps to prevent food poisoning.

B. Prepared food looks better.

C. Prepared food tastes better.

Question 16

Which of the following does bacteria need to assist it to grow and multiply;

A . Water.

B. Food.

C. Warm temperatures.

D. All of the above.

Question 17

How do you know if a beef burger has been properly cooked and is safe to eat?

A . After cutting it in half and you see the inside as red you know it has been cooked properly.

B. If you can see that it has been burnt then you know it is safe.

C. If you can see the outside of the burger is evenly brown and when you cut it in the middle you can see that the meat is no longer pink.

Question 18

Food contaminated with food poisoning bacteria would;

A . Look different

B. Smell badly

C. Look and taste normal

D. Generally speaking food poisoning bacteria cannot be smelled, tasted or seen (except with the aid of a microscope) on food.

Question 19

In a place of work, the best way to dry your hands after washing them is to;

A . Use a cotton towel.

B. Just shake excess water away.

C. Use a air dryer.

D. Use a paper towel.

TRUE OR FALSE QUESTIONS

Question 20

If a food is cooked on the outside it will also be cooked on the inside.

True or false.

Question 21

You must wash poultry and chicken pieces before cooking them.

True or false.

ANSWERS

Question 1

C. 18 degrees or lower.

Question 2

C. At the bottom, below all other food. (it should be covered to stop juices dripping from it onto other food stuff).

Question 3

A. Plain wedding band.

Question 4

B. 37 degrees .

Question 5

D. You should only reheat leftovers once, and when doing so make sure that you reheat items thoroughly.

Question 6

D. Lamb – It’s fine to eat steaks and other whole cuts of beef and lamb rare, as long as the outside has been properly cooked or ‘sealed’.

Question 7

B. Apply soap, wash thoroughly, rinse and use paper towels.

Question 8

B. Because germs and bacteria are more easily spread with wet hands.

Question 9

A. Bacteria multiplies and grows faster in warm environments.

Question 10

B. 1 and 4 degrees.

Question 11

A. Frozen raw chicken.

Question 12

A. Using paper towels. – correct answer – because paper towels absorb all water and can also be disposed of immediately. Warm air dryers may not remove all the water from your hands and cotton towels, when they are damp can harbour bacteria.

Question 13

B. You can’t, it will appear normal correct – contaminated food CANNOT be identified by smell, taste or looks (unless its under a microscope).

Question 14

B. The power of arrest.

Question 15

A. It helps to prevent food poisoning.

Question 16

D. All of the above.

Question 17

C. If you can see the outside of the burger is evenly brown and when you cut it in the middle you can see that the meat is no longer pink.

Question 18

D. Generally speaking food poisoning bacteria cannot be smelled, tasted or seen (except with the aid of a microscope) on food.

Question 19

D. Use a paper towel.

Question 20

FALSE – Although the surface may be cooked, the centre may not be. It is important to ensure that all food is thoroughly cooked all the way through.

Question 21

FALSE – unless there is visible evidence or contamination like dirt or feathers etc.