Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test? (cont.)
Consider using pasteurized eggs for homemade recipes that do not include a cooking step, such as eggnog or Caesar salad dressing. Pasteurized eggs are usually sold in the grocer's refrigerated dairy case.
Some other tips to ensure egg safety:
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7. Answers C or D will earn you two points each;
answer B, one point. According to the FDA, bleach and commercial kitchen
cleaning agents are the best sanitizers--provided they're diluted according to
product directions. They're the most effective at getting rid of bacteria. Hot
water and soap does a good job, too, but may not kill all strains of bacteria.
Water may get rid of visible dirt, but not bacteria.
8. Answers C or are worth two points each; B, one pointAccording to FDA's Guzewich, bleach and commercial kitchen cleaning agents are the best sanitizers--provided they're diluted according to product directions. They're the most effective at getting rid of bacteria. Hot water and soap does a good job, too, but may not kill all strains of bacteria. Water alone may get rid of visible dirt, but not bacteria.
Also, be sure to keep dishcloths clean because, when wet, they can harbor bacteria and may promote their growth.
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9. Answer C: Wash hands with warm water and soap. Give
yourself two points if you picked it.
10. Answer B or C. Give yourself two points if you picked B or
C. Food safety experts recommend thawing foods in the refrigerator or the
microwave oven or putting the package in a water-tight plastic bag submerged in
cold water and changing the water every 30 minutes. Gradual defrosting overnight
is best because it helps maintain quality.
11. Answers A and B are correct. Give yourself two points
Some other tips for choosing safe seafood:
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12. Answer, All...A, B, C, and D. If you are under treatment for any of these
diseases, as well as several others, you should avoid raw seafood. Give yourself
two points for knowing one or more of the risky conditions.
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