Chapter 4: Avoiding Contamination and Cross Contamination
1. Cross contamination is the spread of contaminants from one _______ or __________ to another.
2. Prevent cross-contamination by using one __________ ___________ for fresh produce and a separate
one for raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
3. To minimize contamination from accidental drips or other contact, store meat with a ________ cooking
temperature (like chicken) below meat with a ________ cooking temperature (like fish).
4. Both of these steps are important to keeping kitchens clean and safe, but the differences are important;
____________ uses soap and water to remove dirt and food from surfaces, while _____________ uses
chemical or heat to kill germs.
5. When cleaning and sanitizing dishware in a 3-compartment sink, you must first __________, then
___________, and then ___________.
6. Store soaps, sanitizers, cleaners, and pesticides separate from ________ and ________________ areas.
7. If you have a mechanical dishwasher, you need to know that the dishes are reaching correct temperatures
for sanitization, so _____________ gauges and _____________ levels must be monitored.
8. Just like _____________ drying is not acceptable for hand washing, it is also not used for dishwashing.
9. Pesticides are harmful substances that must only be handled by _____________ _____________, and
only when food is carefully protected.
10. _________________ is the most effective way of keeping your kitchen pest-free.
Basic Food Safety