Food Sanitation

By: Everett Pautvein

Food sanitation is the practice of following certain rules and procedures to prevent the contamination of food, keeping it safe to eat. Keep your cooking area clean and safe to work in.

Cross Contamination

Is the process by which bacteria or other microorganisms are unintentionally transferred from one substance or object to another, with harmful effect. Example is cutting cooked beef and then cutting uncooked chicken.

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What Cross Contamination can do to you.

If you don't keep your food clean then the food will be in contact with bacteria. The bacteria will infect your food and may cause food poisoning. Food poisoning is an illness caused by bacteria or other toxins in food, causes vomiting and diarrhea.

Interview Questions on someone who works with food

1. What is your position? Cooker

2.What is cross contamination? Bacteria

3.Where is the danger zone for food? When food is warm not hot or cold

4.What is one correct way to thaw food? put in in hot water

5.What is food sanitation? Where you make sure the food is safe to eat.

Danger Zone

Their is a danger zone for food. the food has to be colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The food has to be cooked at 140 and above. It is unsafe to eat food that has been in the danger zone. Danger zone in between 40-140.
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Do you leave your meat to thaw on the counter? Doing that leaves it in the danger zone. You should use the defrost button on the microwave, in the fridge, or under warm water.