ServSafe Personal Hygiene Test 2

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A worker in your restaurant spends the entire eight hour shift shaping hamburger patties. How often should the employee change his or her gloves?

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The worker should change gloves every hour. Since food pathogens can grow on gloves during the course of the patty making process, it is important to change gloves every hour to avoid bacterial growth.

If a kitchen worker comes into work with dirty fingernails, unkempt hair, and smells of body odor, the correct action to is:

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You should send the employee home if they come into work with dirty fingernails, unkempt hair, and smell of body odor. Any unsanitary employee should be sent home to correct their appearance, at which time they may return to work.

Which of the following actions is considered unsafe for the kitchen staff?

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Chewing gum while working is considered unsafe for the kitchen staff. While gum limits a cook’s ability to taste, the gum can also become lost in a food meant for customers. This makes gum an unsafe employee practice.

Employees should wash hands after performing all of the following events, except:

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Employees should always wash their hands directly after all actions listed except washing dishes. While it is important for employees to wash hands regularly, there is no direct reason to wash your hands after washing dishes.

The most important action a cook can take to control food borne disease is:

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Washing hands often is the best action a cook can take to control food borne diseases. While there are many required actions on the part the kitchen staff, washing hands is perhaps the most important tool in a food handler’s safety arsenal.

Two kitchen workers decide to take a break and step outside. The correct action for the non-smoking employee is to:

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The correct action for the non-smoking employee to take is to wash his or her hands then return to work. No employee can return to work after taking a break without washing his or her hands.

If an employee comes to work with severe diarrhea and the chills, the most appropriate action for the manager to take is:

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If an employee comes to work with severe diarrhea and chills, the most appropriate action for the manager to take is to send the employee home. Since these two factors are a good indicator of a food borne illness, it is best to send the employee home until they are feeling better.

What is the most important personal hygiene practice?

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Washing your hands is the most important personal hygiene practice. While the other answers are important aspects of personal hygiene, by far the most important step you can take to prevent food borne illness is to wash your hands.

After you have washed your hands, which of the following items is an acceptable item to dry your hands with?

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After you have washed your hands, a single-use paper towel is an acceptable item to dry your hands with. While a cloth item might sound acceptable, cloth items should never be used to dry your hands.

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