Allergens Practice Test 7
A parasite is best defined as:
A parasite is best defined as an animal which requires another animal for growth. Parasites require hosts to grow and live, so they are of particular concern when it comes to the food chain.
Anisakis food poisoning is commonly associated with which of the following foods?
Anisakis food poisoning is most often associated with wild salmon. Anisakis food poisoning is often associated with fresh water fish, making the thorough cooking of fresh water fish an important part of food safety.
Of the following listed hazards, which one is considered a biological hazard?
Sneezing on the food is considered a biological hazard. Since the nose contains microbes and other biological hazards, the act of sneezing can be traced to a biological hazard.
A food borne intoxication occurs when:
A food borne intoxication occurs when toxins produced by pathogens enter the body. Sometimes, the bacteria is not a problem itself; it is the chemical toxins produced by the bacteria that are harmful to humans. For this reason, the term intoxication is just as important to remember as Infection.
Which of the following is a common food mold?
Cladosporium is a common food mold. This mold is often associated with poultry products and can cause food borne illness.
A food borne infection occurs when:
A food borne infection occurs when bacteria enters the blood stream. As the bacteria makes its way through the digestive system, harmful microbes can break through the wall of the digestive tract and become a menace to the health of consumers.
The greatest threat of Norovirus contamination can be traced to which of the following foods?
Norovirus contamination is most often associated with oysters. While oysters are the answer in this question, norovirus can be traced to many types of food including fruit and vegetables.
The bacteria Vibrio vulnificus is commonly associated with which of the following foods?
Vibrio vulnificus is commonly associated with shellfish. In particular, this type of bacteria is often associated with eating under-cooked or raw shellfish. With symptoms including diarrhea, stomach pain, and vomiting, this illness can last up to eight days.
What method do bacteria use to reproduce?
Bacteria reproduce asexually by dividing in two. This manner produces two single-celled organisms with the same genetic content.
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