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Food Safety Word Match

Match the words in the first column with the correct definition in the second column. Answers are at the bottom of the page. For some help, you can read the FIGHT BAC!® Keep Food Safe From Bacteria brochure (PDF 686 KB).

  1. Two Hour Rule
  2. Personal Hygiene 
  3. Perishable Food 
  4. Cross-Contamination 
  5. Contaminated Food
  6. Danger Zone 
  7. Foodborne illness 
  8. The Thaw Law
  9. Sanitation 
  10. Thorough cooking 
  1. The transfer of harmful bacteria from one food to another. Harmful bacteria can also be transferred to food from another source, such as hands.
  2. Defrost foods in the refrigerator, microwave, or under running water. Never defrost food on the kitchen counter.
  3. Keeping work areas free from dirt or bacteria.
  4. Foods that can become unsafe or spoil quickly if not refrigerated or frozen.
  5. Cleanliness, keeping yourself clean.
  6. Perishable food should not be left at room temperature longer than two hours.
  7. Food that contains harmful microbes.
  8. Cooking food to a safe internal temperature.
  9. Sickness caused by eating contaminated food, sometimes called food poisoning.
  10. The range of temperatures at which most bacteria multiply rapidly--between 40° and 140° Fahrenheit.

Answers: 1f, 2e, 3d, 4a, 5g, 6j, 7i, 8b, 9c, 10h

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