ServSafe Personal Hygiene Test 2

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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.

The most crucial step a cook can take to prevent food-borne illness is:

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The best preventative measure a cook can take to prevent food-borne illnesses is frequent hand washing. Even though the kitchen crew is expected to do a number of tasks, washing hands is probably the most crucial weapon in a food handler's safety armory.

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.

A worker comes into the restaurant, changes, checks in, washes their hands, and then starts working. What did this worker overlook?

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There isn't a choice for the answer because the worker failed to wash their hands. Although the employee used hand sanitizer, they did not properly sanitize their hands. Nothing can replace properly washing your hands, so keep that in mind.

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.

Which of the following situations calls for hand washing for those who handle food?

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Kitchen staff and other food handlers must wash their hands before performing any of the aforementioned solutions. Employees should make sure to wash their hands to avoid cross-contamination because all of the responses have the potential to be chemical or biological dangers.

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.

The appropriate response to a kitchen employee who arrives at work with untidy fingernails, unwashed hair, and body odor is:

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If an employee arrives at work with untidy hair, unclean fingernails, or the stench of body odor, you should send them home. Any employee who appears unclean should be sent home to clean up before coming back to work.

Which of the following behaviors is regarded as dangerous for the kitchen staff?

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It is said to be dangerous for the kitchen workers to chew gum while working. Gum impairs a cook's ability to taste, but it can also get lost in cuisine that is intended for consumers. The use of gum by employees is therefore dangerous.

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.

Which of the following objects is appropriate to use to dry your hands after washing them?

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A single-use paper towel is appropriate to use to dry your hands after washing them. Although using a fabric object to dry your hands might seem okay, you should never do so.

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.

Which of the items on the list below may a kitchen employee wear while working in the kitchen?

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A kitchen employee may wear eyeglasses while performing any of the aforementioned tasks. Before starting work, non-essential items should be removed, but attire that the employee is compelled to wear is allowed.

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.

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.

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.

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