Food Safety Myths Quiz printable version without answers


Q1. How often are you likely to get food poisoning?

a) Once every six months

b) Once a year

c) Once every five years

d) Once every ten years


Q2. If an egg has feathers and chicken poo on the shell does it mean it is:

a) Really fresh

b) Free range

c) A higher risk for causing food poisoning


Q3. If you drop food on the floor it is ok to eat:

a) If you pick it up before 1 second

b) If you pick it up before 5 seconds

c) If you’ve dropped it on a smoothed tiled surface

d) It’s best not to eat at all


Q4. If you’ve defrosted frozen meat or chicken can it be safely refrozen?

a) Yes

b) No


Q5. If you want to refrigerate or freeze cooked leftovers you should divide them into small portions and:

a) Cool them to room temperature first

b) Wait until they stop steaming first

c) Put them straight into the fridge or freezer


Q6. Fridges will always stay at the same temperature:

a) True

b) False


Q7. Hamburgers can be served rare:

a) True

b) False


Q8. Pork must always be cooked all the way through:

a) True

b) False


Q9. You can tell if food is contaminated because it smells or tastes ‘off’:

a) True

b) False


Q10. If I get food poisoning it is most likely to be from the last meal I ate.

a) True

b) False


Q.11 Food poisoning can cause:

a) Vomiting

b) Diarrhoea

c) Reactive arthritis

d) Kidney damage

e) Nerve damage

f) Hepatitis

g) Death

h) All of the above


Q.12 If you are a vegetarian, your risk of food poisoning is low?

a) True

b) False


Q.13 How do you know when minced meat or chicken is cooked safely?

a) By tasting it

b) Using a thermometer to check it has reached 75°C

c) Checking meat juices aren’t pink

d) All of the above


Q14. Which of the following types of food are likely to cause food poisoning if cooked or stored incorrectly?

a) Raw egg dishes

b) Chicken

c) Minced meat

d) Bean or seed sprouts (eg alfalfa sprouts)

e) Seafood

f) Cooked rice

g) All of the above


Q15. A ‘Use by’ date on a packaged food means:

a) You must use it by that date or you may get sick

b) You can still eat it after that date but it may have lost some nutrition or quality


Q16. Unpasteurised (raw) milk is

a) Good for you as it has more vitamins

b) Healthier as it has good bacteria

c) Riskier as it can be contaminated with harmful bacteria

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