Types of Food Contamination


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What kind of food contaminant is an allergen?

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1. Which of the following is a physical contaminant?

2. Which of the following is a chemical contaminant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about food contamination sources? This quiz and worksheet can help you find out! Use these assessments to test your knowledge of various types of food contaminants. Each question is presented in a multiple-choice format and asks you to select the best answer of four available. Feel free to revisit these assessments until you earn a perfect score!

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test knowledge of the following:

  • Food contaminant that is also an allergen
  • Examples of physical and biological contaminants
  • Chemical contaminant example
  • Safety concerns of biological contaminants

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as biological contaminants and chemical contaminants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an example of a physical contaminant and food contaminants as allergens
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the safety concerns of biological contaminants

Additional Learning

Accompanying this quiz and worksheet is a lesson called Types of Food Contamination. Learn about the following by reviewing this lesson:

  • Types of food contaminants you can and can't see
  • How physical and chemical contaminants sometimes enter food
  • Examples of good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Process designed to destroy microbes