Flashcards in Food Preparation Guidelines Deck (13)
How does one prevent the contamination of food by insects during preparation?
Food should be kept covered
Why should food be kept covered until use during preparation?
To prevent contamination of the food by insects
Why should one avoid over-handling food and wear gloves or use tongs when preparing food ?
To reduce the risk of bacterial contamination
How should one prevent cross contamination during the preparation of food?
By keeping raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods
By using separate chopping boards and cleaning cloths
By cleaning equipment, countertops and hands between preparation
What is prevented by keeping raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods and by using separate chopping boards and cleaning cloths and by cleaning equipment, countertops and hands between preparation?
Cross contamination is avoided
Where should one wash their hands in the kitchen?
One should use a separate sink to the one used for the preparation of food
Why should separate sinks be used for the preparation of food and for washing hands?
To prevent contamination of either hands or food
Why should frozen meat and poultry be thawed completely before cooking?
As if cooked from frozen then the centre may not cook fully which increases the risk of food poisoning
What may occur if food is cooked while still frozen?
The centre of the food may not cook completely which may cause food poisoning as all bacteria may not be killed
Why should perishable foods be kept in the fridge up until use?
As room temperature is within the temperature danger zone for bacterial growth
What should be done with perishable foods to kept them to prevent the growth of bacteria?
Perishable foods should be kept in the fridge for as long as possible at 5 degrees Celsius up until use
Why should fruit and vegetables be washed thoroughly before they are prepared and cooked?
To ensure all dirt, insecticides and pesticides are washed off