Consumer Quizzes - Food Safety

1. You go to the store and purchase eggs, a chicken and a pound of hamburger. Which of these items can be stored safely in your refrigerator for the longest amount of time?
a) Hamburger
b) Chicken
c) Eggs

2. Eating raw oysters is risky because they may contain a virus that was filtered out of the water. True or False?
a) True
b) False

3. What food temperatures constitute the "danger zone" where harmful bacteria are most likely to grow:
a) 0° F to 32 ° F
b) 40° F to 140° F
c) 140° F to 180° F

4. You should refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared foods or leftovers within:
a)  30 minutes of purchase or preparation
b)  Two hours of purchase or preparation
c)  Three hours of purchase or preparation

5. A common way of spreading bacteria is what’s called “cross contamination.” Which one of these is an example of cross-contamination?
a)  Cutting raw meat and then raw carrots on the same cutting board
b)  Cutting raw carrots and then raw meat on the same cutting board
c)  Serving cooked ingredients on a bed or fresh lettuce

6. To be certain that your hamburger is safely cooked, you need to make sure:
a) There is no pink in the center
b) The juices run clear
c) The internal temperature is 165 degrees or higher

7. How long can you keep a casserole in the freezer?
a) 15 days
b) 90 days
c) 1 to 2 months

8. Women who are pregnant or in their child-bearing years should eat lots of swordfish, shark and marlin for a healthier baby. True or False?
a) True
b) False

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