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Food Science and Safety - Chapter Summary
You can use the lessons in this chapter to help you study food science and safety for the Praxis Family and Consumer Science exam. Topics covered in the fun lessons include food storage, contamination and supply. After learning the materials in this chapter, you'll know this type of information for the exam:
- Define food science
- Provide guidelines for food safety
- Explain common types of food contamination and foodborne illnesses
- Describe food storage options, including long-term storage and refrigerated/frozen items
- Identify how to sanitize a kitchen
- Tell about the farm-to-table movement
- Recognize future environmental concerns around our food supply
You can use the lessons in this chapter in multiple ways, including watching our engaging videos or reviewing transcripts of lessons. You can even come back to any topics on which you need further review. The lessons can be accessed from any device, from your phone to your computer.After completing this chapter, you're sure to be ready to conquer this portion of the test.
1. What is Food Science? - Definition & Research
You might not be aware of the amount of research that goes into developing and maintaining a steady, healthy food supply, but that's exactly where food science comes in. This lesson will delve into some of its applications.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. How to Prepare Food for Long-Term Storage
Throwing away food is not only wasteful but can also be costly. One way to preserve food is to package it in such a way that it can be stored for the long-term. Come along as we learn how to do so in this lesson.
5. Food & Beverage Storage Options: Dry, Refrigerated & Frozen
In this lesson, we will identify the three types of storage items for foods in the food and beverage industry: dry, refrigerated, and frozen. The lesson will also address quality concerns over each storage method.
6. Kitchen Sanitation & Safety
This lesson first describes the reasons why you should keep sanitary conditions in the kitchen and then how you can achieve that. It then goes over important safety considerations having to do with the kitchen.
7. Food Contamination: Definition & Facts
In this lesson, we will learn about food contamination. We'll define food contamination, including how that definition may be changing and also look as examples of food contamination.
8. Types of Food Contamination
In this lesson, we will learn about the different types of food contamination. We'll go over and learn more about the three main categories: physical, chemical, and biological.
9. The Farm-to-Table Movement: Definition & History
Understand how the farm-to-table movement came about and why it's becoming more and more popular. You'll also see that it has many benefits, both health-wise and economically.
10. Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution
There are many issues that raise future environmental concerns. Learn how the environment may be impacted by the growing population and food and energy needs of the world, as well as growing pollution concerns as we move through the 21st century.
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