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Test Your Refrigerator Food Safety Savvy!

Alice Henneman, MS, RD
Extension Educator & Dietitian
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County

Joyce Jensen, REHS
Environmental Health Specialist
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

refrigerator

Check if you're chilling foods correctly:

  • Answer these 5 questions

  • Hit "submit" to see the correct answers

 

 

1. Is it safe to leave perishable foods at room temperature for longer than TWO hours TOTAL time? (Perishable foods include: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu; dairy products; cooked pasta, rice and vegetables; fresh, peeled and/or cut fruits and vegetables.)
YES NO

2. Is it OK to refrigerate foods while they're still warm?
YES NO

3. Should you eat refrigerated leftovers within a day or two for safety and quality?
YES NO

4. Should you keep your refrigerator at 40 degrees F or lower?
YES NO

5. Can you always see, smell or taste bacteria that cause food-borne illness?
YES NO

6. Has taking this quiz made you more aware of food safety?
YES NO

Hit "submit" to see the correct answers:

If you have questions regarding this Web page, e-mail Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator.

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