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Food Safety Quiz

Is that milk really OK to drink? Are you preparing foods safely? Take this quiz to see how safe your kitchen habits really are.

Questions

  1. True or false? It is safe to consume undercooked ground beef.
  2. True or false? It's safe to store food in a refrigerator that is 50 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
  3. True or false? You can freeze eggs in their shells. 
  4. True or false? You should wash all ingredients before cooking.
  5. True or false? It is safe to feed your infant baby food straight from the jar and then refrigerate the leftovers.
  6. True or false? Raw milk is better for you than pasteurized milk.

 

Answers

  1. False. Eating raw or undercooked ground beef can contain bacteria. Cook all meat to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. False. Food should be stored at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
  3. False. If you need to freeze raw eggs, crack eggs and mix them up before freezing.
  4. False. While fresh produce items, such as fruits and vegetables should be washed, other items don't need to be washed, including meat, chicken and eggs.
  5. False. You should always put a portion of baby food on a plate and then refrigerate the leftovers. Feeding straight from the jar can introduce bacteria from the baby's mouth into the leftovers.
  6. False. Raw milk that has not been pasteurized can harbor dangerous bacteria, such as Salmonella, Listeria and E. Coli. Always buy pasteurized milk and drink it before the use by date.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, foodsafety.gov

 

 

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