Can You Pass A Food Hygiene Test?

How much do you really know about good food hygiene? The quiz below includes some common food safety myths – find out if you’re able to separate fact from fiction.

1. True or False: If food looks ok and smells ok it's safe to eat .

True or False: If food looks ok and smells ok it's safe to eat .
True
False

2. True or False: Eating food after the 'best before' date won't hurt.

True or False: Eating food after the 'best before' date won't hurt.
False
True

3. True or False: 'Use by' dates are there to make you buy more.

True or False: 'Use by' dates are there to make you buy more.
True
False

4. True or False: Plastic chopping boards are more hygienic than wooden ones.

True or False: Plastic chopping boards are more hygienic than wooden ones.
False
True

5. True or False: You don't need to wash raw chicken before you cook it.

True or False: You don't need to wash raw chicken before you cook it.
True
False

6. True or False: If you've got a 'dodgy' stomach it's usually from the last thing you ate.

True or False: If you've got a 'dodgy' stomach it's usually from the last thing you ate.
True
False

7. True or False: Most food poisoning is from restaurants and takeaways.

True or False: Most food poisoning is from restaurants and takeaways.
True
False

8. True or False: Food poisoning isn't serious, it just means an upset stomach.

True or False: Food poisoning isn't serious, it just means an upset stomach.
True
False

9. True or False: Steak's ok rare – as long as the outside is brown.

True or False: Steak's ok rare – as long as the outside is brown.
True
False

10. True or False: It's best to serve burgers pink in the middle.

True or False: It's best to serve burgers pink in the middle.
False
True

11. True or False: Cooked rice can't be kept as long as other leftovers.

True or False: Cooked rice can't be kept as long as other leftovers.
False
True

12. What is the correct temperature that frozen food should be kept at?

What is the correct temperature that frozen food should be kept at?
0 degrees
15 degrees or lower
-18 degrees or lower

13. Where should raw meat be stored in a refrigerator?

Where should raw meat be stored in a refrigerator?
In the middle
At the top
At the bottom, below all other food

14. Which one of the following jewelry is acceptable for a food handler to wear?

Which one of the following jewelry is acceptable for a food handler to wear?
Plain wedding band
Bracelet
A ring that is a symbol of religious faith

15. How many times can you reheat leftovers?

How many times can you reheat leftovers?
Twice
Once
Four times

16. Which of the following meats are safe to eat when they are pink or raw?

Which of the following meats are safe to eat when they are pink or raw?
Lamb
Minced meat
Chicken

17. Which of the following is true about bacteria?

Which of the following is true about bacteria?
By freezing food you can kill bacteria.
Bacteria multiplies and grows faster in warm environments.
Every type of bacteria can give people food poisoning.

18. The ideal temperature in your fridge should be?

The ideal temperature in your fridge should be?
4 – 10 degrees
1 and 4 degrees
-2 to 0 degrees

19. Which one of the following foods is likely to contain the MOST bacteria?

Which one of the following foods is likely to contain the MOST bacteria?
Frozen raw chicken
Recently cooked chicken
Bottled mayonnaise

20. How can you tell if food has enough bacteria to cause food poisoning?

How can you tell if food has enough bacteria to cause food poisoning?
You can’t, it will appear normal.
It will smell.
It will have a different color.