Thursday, September 22, 2011

Are you safe in your own kitchen?

Here's a food-safety quiz. Go for it and check your answers. Your total score should tell you how safe your are in your own kitchen!

1. The temperature of the refrigerator in my home is:
   a. 10°C
   b. 4°C
   c. I don’t know; I don’t own a refrigerator thermometer

2. The last time we had a leftover cooked stew or other meaty food, the food was:
   a. Cooled to room temperature, then, put in the refrigerator.
   b. Put in the refrigerator immediately after the food was served.
   c. Left at room temperature overnight or longer

3. If I use a cutting board to cut raw meat, poultry or fish and it will be used to chop another food, the board is:
   a. Reused as it is
   b. Wiped with a damp cloth or sponge
   c. Washed with soap and water
   d. Washed with soap and hot water and then sanitized

4. The last time I had a hamburger, I ate it:
   a. Rare
   b. Medium
   c. Well-done

5. The last time there was a cookie dough where I live, the dough was:
   a. Made with raw eggs, and I sampled some of it
   b. Store-bought, and I sampled some of it
   c. Not sampled until baked

6. I clean my kitchen counters and food preparation areas with:
   a. A damp sponge that I rinse and reuse
   b. A clean sponge or cloth and water
   c. A clean cloth with hot water and soap
   d. The same as above, then a bleach solution or other sanitizer

7. When dishes are washed in my home, they are:
   a. Cleaned by an automatic dishwasher and then air-dried
   b. Left to soak in the sink for several hours and then washed with soap in the same water
   c. Washed right away with hot water and soap in the sink and then air-dried
   d. Washed right away with hot water and soap in the sink and immediately towel dried

8. The last time I handled raw meat, poultry or fish, I cleaned my hands afterwards by:
   a. Wiping them on a towel
   b. Rinsing them under warm tap water
   c. Washing with soap and water

9. Meat. Poultry and fish products are defrosted in my home by:
   a. Setting them on the counter
   b. Placing them in the refrigerator
   c. Microwaving and cooking promptly when thawed
   d. Soaking them in warm water

10. I realize that eating raw seafood poses special problems for people with:
   a. Diabetes
   b. HIV infection
   c. Cancer
   d. Liver disease

Answers:


Question
Points

A
B
C
D
1
0
2
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
1
2
4
0
0
2
0
5
0
1
2
0
6
0
1
2
2
7
2
0
2
0
8
0
0
2
0
9
0
2
2
0
10
2
2
2
2

Give yourself the adequate points for each answer you have given. 

If your total score is:

11 points or below: Take steps immediately to correct food-handling, storage, and cooking techniques used in your home. Current practices are putting you and other members of your household in danger of foodborne illnesses. 
MUST READ THE NEXT MONDAY FIX!!!

12 to 19 points: Reexamine food safety practices in your home. Some key rules are being violated. 
READ THE NEXT MONDAY FIX AND CHECK WHERE YOU’RE GOING WRONG.

20 points: Feel confident about the safety of foods served in your home. 
YOU STILL HAVE TO READ THE NEXT MONDAY FIX FOR SUPPORT :D


Reference: Nutrition Concepts and Controversies, Frances Sizer and Ellie Whitney, 12th Edition

16 comments:

bethany said...

Great reference! thanks for sharing.

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You have to maintain your dental health too. Make sure items in the kitchen are appropriately stocked.

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That is Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to post this.

Geoff Granfield said...

I didn't quite realize there is a correlation between the last time I ate a hamburger and the cleanliness of my kitchen. That was a bit funny but really insightful. If you don't mind, I'd love to share this wonderful post of yours with my broomall cosmetic dentist. Cheers!

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