Do You Know the Facts About Food Safety? Take this Quiz!

Do you know how to protect yourself and your family from food poisoning? This National Nutrition Month®, test your knowledge about food safety with this quiz!

March 06, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, mold, toxins, and, in rare cases, allergens. Food poisoning can cause stomachache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and more.

About 48 million people in the US get sick from food poisoning every year. For some, food poisoning can lead to health conditions that are even more damaging. Take this quiz to get the facts about food poisoning now!

About how many people in the US get food poisoning every year?
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True or False? Food poisoning can lead to long-term health conditions.
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Which group(s) of people is most likely to get food poisoning?
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You can help protect yourself and your family from food poisoning by…
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You can help keep your refrigerator and freezer free of bacteria by…
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Which foods need to be washed before eating?
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True or False? Produce with peels—such as oranges and bananas—do not need to be washed before eating.
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True or False? Bagged produce labeled “pre-washed” does not need to be washed again before eating.
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True or False? You should wash your hands before, during, and after preparing food.
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Sources
“Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,” EatRight.org. Accessed February 13, 2017.
http://www.eatright.org/

“Causes of Food Poisoning,” Foodsafety.gov. Accessed January 23, 2017.
https://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/causes/index.html

“Check Your Steps,” Foodsafety.gov. Accessed January 23, 2017.
https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/index.html

“Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often,” Foodsafety.gov. Accessed January 23, 2017.
https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/clean/index.html

“Cook: Cook to the Right Temperature,” Foodsafety.gov. Accessed January 23, 2017.
https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/cook/index.html

Healthfirst Nutrition Team

“Long-term Effects,” Foodsafety.gov. Accessed January 23, 2017.
https://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/effects/index.html

“Refrigerator Thermometers: Cold Facts about Food Safety,” U.S. Food & Drug Administration. November 23, 2015.
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm253954.htm

“Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures,” Foodsafety.gov. Accessed January 23, 2017.
https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html

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