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Ch 17: Food Safety & Sanitation

About This Chapter

Strengthen your understanding of food safety and sanitation with this mobile-friendly overview that covers food safety in the hospitality industry, foodborne illness, USDA restaurant rules, and more. These brief lessons are a helpful resource for anyone preparing for an exam or catching up on missed class time.

Food Safety & Sanitation - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide a convenient way to get up to speed on food safety and sanitation. You can review illnesses caused by eating contaminated foods and how improper food preparation can result in contamination by dangerous microorganisms. You can also gain a clearer understanding of the USDA's regulations for the proper handling of meats. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss food safety that's related to the hospitality industry
  • Explain how to properly prepare food
  • Recall common accidents in food services
  • Differentiate between food poisoning and food infection
  • List grades of meats, fruits, and vegetables
  • Explain how local health departments keep the public safe in regard to food safety
  • Detail the importance of food safety globally

After going through these engaging lessons, you'll have a better grasp of food safety and sanitation. You can study all of the lessons or just focus on specific topics. Each lesson comes with a brief quiz to determine how much of the content you can remember.

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Food Safety & Sanitation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Food Safety: Definition & Guidelines

1. Food Safety: Definition & Guidelines

Improper food preparation can cause you to fall ill as a result of various dangerous microorganisms. In this lesson, you'll learn how to properly prepare your food.

Food Safety in the Hospitality Industry

2. Food Safety in the Hospitality Industry

Having a great meal on a vacation helps make the trip that much more memorable. But, getting sick from that food can scare you for life. In this lesson we will learn about food safety in the hospitality industry.

Food Service Accidents: Causes & Prevention

3. Food Service Accidents: Causes & Prevention

There are many hazards within a food service establishment. In this lesson, we will look at some of the more common accidents that can occur and preventative measures that can be taken to at least minimize the occurrence.

What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types

4. What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types

In this lesson we will discuss illness caused by consuming contaminated foods. This will include defining the little known difference between food poisoning and food infection.

USDA Restaurant Rules & Regulations

5. USDA Restaurant Rules & Regulations

Restaurants have to follow the USDA's regulations for acceptable grades of meat and proper handling. In this lesson, we will discuss the different grades of fruits, vegetables, and meats as well as safe handling processes.

Concerns for Food Safety Around the World

6. Concerns for Food Safety Around the World

This lesson will explore the importance of food safety, who's in charge of food safety, what we're trying to combat, and how you can take action at home to keep yourself safe.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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