Magazine article Work & Family Life

Quiz: How Long Is Food Good before It Spoils?

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Quiz: How Long Is Food Good before It Spoils?

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I When you buy fresh fruit, be sure to: (a) Avoid washing before storing; wash before eating, (b) Wash before storing and again before eating, or (c) Avoid washing before storing or before eating.

2 A cake recipe calls for eggs, and the eggs you have on hand should be okay if you've had them no more than: (a) 7-8 weeks, (b) 4-5 weeks, or (c) 2-3 weeks.

3 If you find a bulging can, you should: (a) Open the can carefully, since it may spurt its contents, and taste a small amount, (b) throw it out, or (c) heat the unopened can to kill any bacteria that may be present.

4 It is never safe to refreeze partially thawed food. True or false?

5 Packages of raw meat should be stored near the bottom of the refrigerator. True or false?

6 How long can cooked meat and cooked poultry dishes be kept in the refrigerator and still be safe to eat? (a) 24 hours, (b) 3 to 4 days, (c) 1 week.

7 You don't need to clean the barbecue grill. …

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