Physical Contaminants in Food


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Which of the following is a physical contaminant found in food?

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1. Which of the following is most likely to be considered to be a physical and biological contaminant?

2. Which of the following is a good example of something considered to be both a physical and chemical contaminant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's not difficult to figure out that you are going to want your food to be free of contaminants. However, there are different types of contaminants that you should watch out for in what you eat. One of these types of contaminants is known as a physical contaminant, and you can see how much you know about these types of contaminants by answering the questions included in this online quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Go through this quiz and worksheet to see how much you know about:

  • A physical contaminant that might be found in food
  • An example of a biological contaminant
  • An example of a chemical contaminant
  • Risks of physical contaminants in specific examples

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through this quiz and worksheet to ensure that you can accurately recall the different examples of physical contaminants in food
  • Reading comprehension - see how well you have understood what you read about the ways in which different types of physical contaminants can get into our food
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of physical contaminants to identify specific types of contaminants at risk in particular scenarios

Additional Learning

For more facts about this subject, read the associated lesson called, Physical Contaminants in Food. This lesson will help you understand:

  • The characteristics of physical contaminants
  • Other biological and chemical contaminants
  • How contaminants get into our food
  • Examples of physical contaminants

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