Article: “Baseline Knowledge Survey of Restaurant Food Handlers in Suburban Chicago: Do Restaurant
Food Handlers Know What They Need to Know to Keep Consumers Safe?”
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JEH Quiz #1 Answers
- July/August 2013:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, a reduction of foodborne illness by only
10% would keep __ million Americans from getting
sick each year.
It is estimated that __ million illnesses and __
deaths can be attributed to the consumption of food.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the
most common food handler behaviors contributing
to foodborne outbreaks include
poor hand hygiene.
improper temperatures for cooking and holding
all of the above.
a and c.
In a recent study, approximately __ of food handlers
did not change gloves between touching raw meat
and ready-to-eat food.
Of the food handlers surveyed in this article, the
overall mean knowledge score was __.
In looking at the different classifications of food
handlers surveyed, noncertified food handlers
scored __ compared to __ scored by certified food
Certified food managers in Illinois are required to
renew their certification after five years.
Fewer than __ of certified food managers were able
to correctly answer questions about internal cooking
temperatures for hamburger/chicken and the range
of the temperature danger zone at which pathogens
The survey question that was answered correctly by
the lowest number of overall food handlers pertained
pathogen growth temperature danger zone.
acceptable minimum hamburger cooking
proper thawing procedure for chicken.
storage of food products with expiration dates.
Food handlers with English as their primary language
scored __ those with Spanish as their primary
language or other languages.
the same as
Which age group of food handlers scored the lowest
on the survey?
__ percent of food handlers surveyed indicated that
they would come to work with diarrhea.