Food Safety Game Questions - Answer Key

Understanding Cooking and Nutrition (U-CAN) 1
Game Questions for Food Safety Lesson
Directions: Cut apart questions attach to a colorful backing and mount on a Spin Quest- type wheel.
Students spin the wheel and answer the question that stops at the arrow. You may want to allow them
to “phone a friend.” Take nutrition reinforcements for prizes for correct answers – everyone should get
one, though. Once a question is answered, it needs to come off of the wheel. If you don’t have a wheel,
you can number the questions and have students draw numbers, or put the questions in envelopes and
have the students draw their questions. These are True or False questions. These questions were
developed from the “Cold Pizza for Breakfast” and “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You” handouts from
University of Nebraska Extension.
If food tastes OK, it’s safe to eat.
Answer: False
If you get sick from eating food, it was from the last food you ate.
Answer: False
If you’ve never been sick from the food you prepare, you don’t need to worry
about feeding it to others.
Answer: False
Many incidents of foodborne illness go undetected, and are often blamed on the
Answer: True
Some bacteria produce toxins that are not destroyed by high cooking
Answer: True
The only way to know for sure that a food is cooked to a safe internal
temperature is to use a food thermometer.
Answer: True
Raw meat and poultry should be washed before cooking.
Answer: False
Over 2 million bacteria can grow from one bacterium left at room temperature in
7 hours.
Answer: True
Proper hand washing is the most effective way to stop the spread if illness.
Answer: True
You should use one cutting board for raw meat, poultry and seafood, and a
separate one for other foods.
Answer: True
If you let a food sit out at room temperature for more than two hours, you can
make it safe by heating it really hot.
Answer: False
The worst that can happen to you with a foodborne illness is an upset stomach.
Answer: False
We should be scared of eating almost everything, because germs are everywhere!
Answer: False
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