ServSafe Regulatory Authorities Test 2

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What details must appear on the label of food that has been packaged on-site for retail sale?

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A list of all the ingredients used in the food product, starting with the most predominant ingredient and descending in order of decreasing weight. This list helps consumers with dietary restrictions or allergies to identify potential allergens.

Poor food safety standards can result in the following events except:

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Poor food safety standards will not lead to lower operating costs. While it might seem easy to skip food safety steps, it will end up costing you more money in the end through fines, lawsuits, and most importantly an ever-declining number of customers.

How should a product that has been recalled by the maker be kept in a setting?

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When an item has been recalled by its manufacturer, it is important to handle and store it appropriately in the foodservice operation.

Which organization lists food inspection as one of its main duties?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) includes inspecting food as one of its primary responsibilities. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency responsible for inspecting and ensuring the safety and quality of meat, poultry, and processed egg products in the United States.

Which procedure needs special permission from the regulatory authority?

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The requirement for a variance from the regulatory authority for sprouting seeds or beans can depend on local regulations and guidelines. In some jurisdictions, sprouting operations may need to obtain a variance or specific authorization from the regulatory authority due to potential food safety concerns associated with sprouts.

How often should health inspectors inspect your foodservice establishment?

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Health inspectors should inspect your foodservice establishment at least once a year. If you have violations, you can expect the food inspector to give a visit more than once a year.

Under which condition is a food inspector most likely to close your food establishment?

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A food inspector is most likely to close your food establishment if two or more complaints of sickness have been reported by customers. Before closing your establishment after receiving the complaints, the inspector will come to your restaurant to find evidence. If the inspector finds evidence for the food outbreak, you can expect to be closed until the risk is eliminated.

What needs to be done before fresh juice is packaged locally for later sale?

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Obtaining a variance or specific authorization from the regulatory authority may be necessary for operations that engage in on-site fresh juice packaging.

Which of the following agencies is responsible for controlling food safety in your restaurant?

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The agencies responsible for controlling food safety in your local restaurant is the state or local Department of Health. While federal agencies can give advice and guidance for food safety issues, it is the state or local municipality which administers the food safety standards of a restaurant.

What does "cross-connection" mean?

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A cross-connection refers to a physical link or connection between a source of safe or potable water and a source of contaminated or non-potable water. It is a potential hazard that can lead to the backflow of contaminants into the clean water supply.

The term “NSF” stands for:

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NSF stands for the National Sanitation Foundation. The National Sanitation Foundation is an agency that oversees the development of kitchen equipment and has resources regarding food safety tips.

If you plan on operating a mobile food cart, the best food safety plan is to:

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If you are planning on operating a mobile food cart, the best food safety plan is to consult local ordinances. The rules and regulations for operating a mobile food cart are different from the ordinances for running a restaurant, so make sure to comply with all local rules.

The cafeteria team at the nursing home is developing a new breakfast menu for the residents and their family members. What food should not be served?

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Soft boiled eggs may not be considered safe to serve in a nursing home cafeteria for residents and their family members due to the potential risk of foodborne illness. Soft boiled eggs are only partially cooked, leaving the yolk and white in a semi-liquid state, which can increase the risk of contamination by bacteria like Salmonella.

After guests have departed from the table, what should be done with prepared, unwrapped utensils that look to be unused?

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When preset, unwrapped utensils appear to be unused after guests have left the table, the appropriate action to take is to clean and sanitize the utensils before reusing them.

What do health inspectors measure?

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Health inspectors play a crucial role in measuring whether a food service operation is meeting minimum food safety standards. During routine inspections, health inspectors evaluate various aspects of the operation to determine compliance with food safety regulations and guidelines. Their main objective is to assess the establishment's practices and conditions to ensure the safety of the food being prepared and served to the public.

Food codes regulate foodservice operations

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Food codes are sets of regulations and guidelines that establish standards for the safe handling, preparation, and service of food in foodservice operations. These codes are typically developed and implemented by government agencies at the state, county, or local level.

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