Purchasing, Receiving and Storage Test 2


Which item has not been stored properly?

Flour stored on the floor is not a proper way to store any dried good. In fact, any food that touches the floor has not been stored properly and should be thrown out immediately. To ensure good food practices, it is important to store foods no less than six inches from the ground.
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Perishable foods should not be left at room temperature for more than:

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Perishable foods should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours. This ensures that food-borne pathogens do not have the time to reproduce to harmful levels.

Which of the following is a potentially hazardous food?

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Ice cream is considered a potentially hazardous food. In addition to melting, ice cream which is exposed to temperatures within the Danger Zone then re-freeze can allow microbes time to increase in number within the ice cream, making the dessert unsafe to consume.

The cold storage time for ground beef in a refrigerator set to 40°F or below is:

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The cold storage time for refrigerated ground beef is one to two days. Any amount of time beyond this limit will increase the chances of food borne illness caused by E. coli and other pathogens. Ground beef is of particular concern due to the anaerobic nature of the ground meat.

Which event could lead to the contamination of food?

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Storing chemicals on top of rice can lead to the contamination of food. If the chemicals ever leak, they can easily make their way to the rice. To avoid this situation, make sure to store cleaning chemicals in a different section of the restaurant.

When you are receiving a food order from one of your suppliers, it is important to:

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Checking the internal temperature of potentially hazardous foods should occur when receiving an order from a supplier. Since it is quite possible for PHFs to increase in temperature above 41°F when being transported in the truck, it is important that you monitor the temperature of these foods when they arrive at the restaurant.

In what area of the restaurant should pesticides be stored?

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Pesticides should be stored in a locked compartment within the restaurant. This locked compartment should not be mixed with any other good inside the restaurant, even if the good is for cleaning purposes. Since pesticides can lead to extremely serious if not deadly health risks, it is important to sequester these chemicals to a place that only management can access.

Under which listed condition should you reject the delivery of a carton of raw chicken?

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A shipment of chicken should be rejected when the surface temperature of the meat is 80°F. This temperature is a serious indication that the chicken has been transported in a van or truck that has a broken refrigerator unit or has none at all. Since you cannot accurately assess the amount of time the chicken has been exposed to such high temperatures, it is best that you reject the delivery.

Which one of the following food sources is considered unapproved for serving in a restaurant:

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McDonald’s is not an approved food source for serving in a restaurant. While there is no food safety violation with McDonald's food, it is illegal to buy finished foods at any restaurant and serve them in your own restaurant.

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