Flashcards in Food Storage Guidelines Deck (15)
Why should food be covered when stored?
Food is covered to prevent insects from contaminating it and to avoid food drying out
How does one prevent insects from contaminating food and prevent food from drying out during storage
The food is covered
What should be done to cooked foods before placing them in the fridge?
They should be cooled
Why should food be cooled before they are placed in the fridge?
To avoid raising the internal temperature of the fridge and risking bacterial growth
Where should perishable foods be stored?
They should be stored in the fridge at below 5 degrees Celsius
Why are perishable foods stored in the fridge?
To slow the rate of bacterial multiplication
At what temperature should perishable foods be frozen?
-25 degrees Celsius
At what temperature should frozen perishable foods be stored?
-18 degrees Celsius
How should cooked ready-to-eat foods be stored?
They should be stored separately from raw food
Why should ready-to-eat foods be stored separately from raw foods?
To reduce the risk of cross-contamination
Where should raw food be stored in the fridge?
Raw meat should be stored at the bottom of the fridge
Why should raw meat be stored at the bottom of the fridge?
To avoid drip-contamination
How does one ensure the air is allowed to circulate in a fridge?
The fridge should be kept clean and one should avoid over-packing
Why should one keep a fridge clean and avoid over packing it?
To ensure for the circulation of cold air which keeps the temperature of the fridge at 5 degrees Celsius which slows the rate of bacterial growth