food handler’s

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food inspectors cannot
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charge fines
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the term “potentially hazardous food” refers to:
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any food that will support the growth of microorganisms
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home canned food products are allowed in commercial food establishments, t or f
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false
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what is the temperature danger zone
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between 4f and 140 f
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within the temperature danger zone most harmful microorganisms _____
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reproduce rapidly
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the sensing portion of a bi metallic stem thermometer is
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at the dimple and downward
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shellfish tags must be filled in order of delivery date and kept for a period of 90 days. the 90 day period begins
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the date its packaged (not delivered or harvested)
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fresh shell eggs must be refrigerated upon receipt, at an ambient temperature of
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41 degrees F
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foods in modified atmosphere packages provide ideal conditions for the growth of
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clostridium botulinum
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chicken and other poultry are most likely to be contaminated with
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salmonella
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smoked fish provide ideal conditions for the growth of botulinum spores, therefore, this product must be stored at
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38 F
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which of the following cans MUST be removed from circulation
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a can with a dent on a seam
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all of the following are indications fish are fresh except
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a fishy smell
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FIFO means
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first in first out
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the nyc health code requires that all food is stored
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6 inches from the floor
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in order to avoid cross contaminatio, raw foods in refridgerator must be stored
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below cooked foods
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cold tempeartures slow down tthe growth of microorganisms
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true
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food for storage must be kept covered and or stored in vermin proof containers t or f
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true
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ice intended for human consumption can be used for storing cansand bottles t or f
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false
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when foods are stored directly in ice, the water from that ice must be drained constantly t or f
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true
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what kind of hazards are picees of glass, metal shaving, pieces of wood, ,pebbles, toothpicks, hair, false fingernails
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physical hazards
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what kind of hazards are ciguatoxin, prescription meds, roach spray hair dye
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chemical hazards
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the most significant threat to food saety is from what kind of hazards
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biological
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bacteria and viruses can be seen under intense source of light known as candling true or false
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false
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sulfites can be used in food prepeartion as long as their use is disclosed on the menu t or f
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false
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Some wild mushrooms can be very toxic; therefore mushrooms must always be purchased from a reliable and trustworthy commercial source. t or f
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true
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Use of MSG ( Monsodium Glutamate) in foods is a very dangerous practice and is not allowed under any circumstances. t or f
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false
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which of the following bacteria cause spoilage of food?
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undesirable bacteria
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under favorable conditions bacteria can double their population every 20 to 30 mins. which of the following is most prone
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cooked pork stored at 80 F
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at what temp is rapid growth of pathogenic bacteria possible
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65 F
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in which of the following foods bacteria may grow rapidly?
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low acid and neutral foods
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what type of bacteria grows best at temps between 50-110 F
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mesophillic
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it may be necessary to remove foods from rifridgeration during prepartion and seasoning. this process
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must be done as rapidly as possible
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which of the following is true about water activity level
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water activity is a measure of the available water in the food for biological activity
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which of the following steaments regarding foods that have a very low water activity is true?
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all of the above
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which of the following staements regarding bacteria is true?
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pahogenic bacteria cause disease in man
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most viral food-borne dieseases are the result of:
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poor personal hygiene practice
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a food borne parasite found in under cooked pork is
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trichinella spiralis
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raw marinated or partially cooked fish is made safe by freezing for specified times and temps. which of the following time and temp combo is recommended?
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-31 F or lower for 15 hours
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the most popular chemical sanitizer is
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chlorine
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food held under refrigeration must be at or below
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41 F
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the reason for refirgerating potentially hazardous foods is to
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slow the growth of bacteria
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heat is effective in destroying microorganisms when the following factors are considered
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time and temperature
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salmonella enteritidis is mainly associated with the following food item
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chicken
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food workers sick with an illniess that can be transmitted by contact with food or through food should be
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at home
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ground meats such as hamburgers must be cooked to a minimum of158 F to elimnate
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e coli
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clostridum botulinum causes the diesease known as botulism t or f
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true
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Home-canned foods, smoked and vacuum packaged fish, garlic products in oil and baked potatoes is associated with what organism
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clostridium botulinum
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the following illness has been assocaited with undercooked shell eggs
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salmonellosis
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staphylococcal food intoxication is a common cause of food borne illness that can beprevented by
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preventing bare hand contact with ready to eat foods
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ways to elimintae shigellosis
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proper hand washing, cool foods at 41 F or below, eliminate flies from establishment
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viral hepatitis is caused by bacillius cereus t or f
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false
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e coli is responsible for causing hemolytic uremic syndrome among children t or f
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true
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e coli is mainly assoicated with ground poultry t or f
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false
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the illness trichionisis is caused by parasite known as trichinella spiralis t ro f
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true
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to avoid trichionsis, pork should never be undrecooked. nyc health code requires pork to be cooked at a min temp of
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155 F
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shellfish tags must be kept with the product until it’s used up and then filed away for
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90 days
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When bacteria from a raw food get into a cooked or ready-to-eat food, this is called:
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cross contamination
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The correct cooking temperature for poultry, stuffed meat and stuffing is:
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165 F
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Thick foods cool faster…:
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in small amounts in small containers
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It is a good practice to thaw frozen foods by leaving them out on the kitchen counter overnight. t or f
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false
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Hot foods placed in a refrigerator for cooling must be covered…
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after being cooled
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To prevent illness, pork must be cooked to an internal temperature of:
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155 F
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Which of the following procedures cannot be used as an effective rapid cooling technique:
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placing on the counter overnight
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The Health Code requires that frozen foods be properly thawed before being cooked. The exception to this rule is:
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a frozen hamburger patty
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Ground meat and foods containing ground meat must be cooked to an internal temperature of:
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158 F
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All of the following except one may be used when working with ready-to-eat foods:
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clean bare hands
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All of the following, except one are true of a hot holding unit:
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must be used to reheat refrigerated foods
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Which of the following is not a recommended method for rapid cooling?
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covering the food and placing the food on a preperation table
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Per New York City Health Code, hands must be washed thoroughly at least 3 times every day. t or f
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false
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Sick food workers who can transmit their illness thorough contact with food should be prevented from working until they are well. t or f
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true
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The NYC Health Code requires that all food workers wear proper hair restraints. t or f
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true
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A food worker with an uninfected cut on his/her hand:
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can work only if they wear clean bandage and wear sanitary gloves
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During hand washing hands must be rubbed for at least:
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20 seconds
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Clean aprons can be used for wiping hands. t or f
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false
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Hand sanitizers can be used in place of hand washing during busy periods. t or f
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false
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All food on display must be protected by packaging, sneeze guards, display cases or through other means. t or f
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true
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Refrigeration units must contain a numerically scaled thermometer to monitor the ambient air temperature of the unit. t or f
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true
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Cutting boards must be sanitized at least three times a day t or f
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false
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Carbon monoxide poisoning can result from a faulty gas-fired hot water unit. t or f
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true
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Equipment, including ice makers and ice storage equipment, should not be located under exposed or unprotected sewer lines, open stairwells or other sources of contamination. t or f
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true
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Bathrooms for employees must be provided:
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always
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Wiping cloths must be stored in a sanitizing solution with a strength of:
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50 ppm
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Between each use, cutting boards must be:
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washed rinsed and sanitized
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Both employees and customers can use the same bathroom even if customers have to walk through food areas to gain access to it. t or f
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false
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When manually washing dishes using hot water sanitizing method, which three of the following statements are true: 1. The water must be at 170°F. 2. An immersion basket is needed. 3. A burner or booster is needed to heat the water. 4. A two-compartment sink is necessary.
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1, 2, 3
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Hand wash sinks must be provided in or near all of the following areas except:
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customer areas
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During chemical sanitization, the chemical solution must be checked by:
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test kit
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The reason to prevent backflow in kitchen equipment is to:
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prevent contamination of water and equipment
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In order to prevent backup of sewage waste in a culinary sink, which of the following must be installed?
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an air break
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An air break provides indirect waste for sinks. What is the benefit of the indirect waste at culinary sinks?
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it prevents sewage from reaching the sinks
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The most reliable form of backflow prevention device is a/an:
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air gap
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Which of the following combination of fixtures must be fitted with an air break?
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pot wash and culinary sinks
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Backflow may cause contamination of drinking water. Backflow may occur when which of the following is present?
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cross connection
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To prevent backflow at the hose attachment of an equipment sink, which of the following must be installed?
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horse-bib vaccum breaker
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An example of a SUBMERGED INLET is:
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a hose with one end connected to faucet and the other end under water
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Which of the following cannot be applied in a restaurant by the supervisor of food operations?
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chemical incesticides and rodenticides
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Which of the following will be useful in eliminating insects from an establishment?
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eliminating breeding places, incesticides, storing trash in tight can
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Which of the following statement is false?
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food that has been exposed to rodents must be thouroughly cleaned
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When food is unavailable to mice that have infested in a restaurant, they will …
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die or move away
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Toxic chemicals used for the destruction of pests must be applied only by:
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licsenced pest control operator
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In order to “build out” rodents which of the following should be implemented?
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cover all holes of entry, conduct frequent inspections
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Which of the following is a sign of rodents or rodent infestation?
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all of the above
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Which of the following is not useful in eliminating insect breeding places?
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fly strips
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Mice are known to enter buildings through openings that are as small as:
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1/4 inch
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In insect control, which measures are useful in “building them out”?
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installing screens and doors and windows
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Fresh rat droppings in a food establishment …
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is a critical violation
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which of the following regarding rodents is true
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the sighting of mice during the day is a sign of severe infestation
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Which of the following are the seven principles of HACCP?
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NOT Identify the control points and contact local health dept
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HACCP is an acronym that stands for:
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hazards analysis critical control point
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Which of the hazards is HACCP mostly concerned with?
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biological
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If potentially hazardous foods are left in the Temperature Danger Zone for more than two hours, the following corrective action should be taken:
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food should be discarded
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Potentially hazardous foods in the refrigerator storage must be discarded when the temperature is:
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two hours more between 41 and 70, 70 and above
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When making cold salads such as tuna, it is recommended that ingredients must be pre-chilled. t or f
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true
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Which of the following steps is a Critical Control Point (CCP) during the food flow for fried chicken?
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cooking
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Which of the following steps is not a Critical Control Point (CCP) during the food flow for tuna salad?
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Receiving
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Foods can be kept uncovered during the cooling step.
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True
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Smoking may be permitted only at the bars. t or f
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false
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“No Smoking” signs must be posted at all smoke free areas. t or f
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true
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Ashtrays are permitted on dining tables as long as “No Smoking” signs are conspicuously displayed. t or f
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false
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Tobacco vending machines are prohibited in all food service establishments except taverns or bars. t or f
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true
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Any food service establishment that allows onsite consumption of food must provide a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) kit in case of an emergency. t or f
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true
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Self-assessment of food operations is an excellent way to improve security, safety and general work practice. t or f
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true
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Three of the following are common injuries among restaurant workers:
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slips, trips, and falls, cuts, and muscle strains and sprains
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What causes muscle strains and sprains among restaurant workers:
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lifting heavy loads and awkward reaches
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Suitable work shoes are:
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slip resistant
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Who should not be given access to facility food areas?
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customers
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Store knives in _______ to prevent accidental cuts.
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designated drawers or racks
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The following foods do not contain trans-fats:
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corn oil
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Health Inspectors are authorized to collect permit fees and fines on behalf of the Department. t or f
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false
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All food service establishments must have a current and valid permit issued by the New York City Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene.
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true
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Health Inspectors have the right to inspect a food service or food processing establishment as long as it is in operation. Inspectors must be given access to all areas of establishment during an inspection.
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true
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Obstruction or interference with Health Inspectors in the performance of their duties may result in the closing of the establishment and revocation of the permit.
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true
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Health Inspectors must show their photo identification and badge to the person in charge of an establishment when requested.
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true
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Which of the following are the seven principles of HACCP?
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assess the hazards Identify the critical control points Set standards and criteria take corrective action Verify the system is working monitor record-keeping
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“First Aid Choking” poster must only be displayed conspicuously in each designated eating area. t or f
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true
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All food establishments must display an “Alcohol and Pregnancy Warning” sign. t or f
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false
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A “Wash Hands” sign must be displayed at all hand washing sinks. t or f
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true

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