FOOD SAFETY QUIZ
In our Scripture this morning, we see that Peter has a vision where a blanket full of different kinds of food and a voice announces, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat." "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replies. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
Peter is very careful about what he eats, and with that in mind, today we are going to start with a short quiz this morning, a quiz about food safety.
How hot should the inside of a hamburger be before you take it off the grill?
100 degrees Fahrenheit
160 degrees Fahrenheit
210 degrees Fahrenheit
160 degrees Fahrenheit - According to the FDA.
How much of a time window do you have between leaving the grocery store and refrigerating your food?
You have two hours to get everything into the fridge. But, if it’s more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit out there, you have only one hour. (Not a problem we will ever run into here in Anchorage)
What’s the highest safe temperature for your refrigerator?
32 degrees Fahrenheit
36 degrees Fahrenheit
40 degrees Fahrenheit
Bacteria multiply most rapidly between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, so your fridge should always be below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
What’s the safest place to defrost food?
in the microwave
on the counter
in the refrigerator
The FDA says you should always defrost in the refrigerator to keep those nasty bacteria at bay.
Which of these foods can you use to heal a burn?
We now know that many old home remedies for burns, like butter, don’t really work all that well. But, studies have shown that you can use honey on minor burns.
If there’s just a little mold on top of something you just dug out of the refrigerator, can you just scrape it off and eat the rest?
It depends on the texture of the food -- scraping is probably OK with hard cheeses and firmer fruits and vegetables. But, if the mold is on sauce or bread you never know how far the bacteria has spread. The FDA says, "When in doubt, throw it out!"
Anyone get every single one right?
In our day to day life we have to be concerned about food safety - who wants to get a case of food poisoning from poor food handling? But, our concern in eating safe food is not at all the same as Peter’s concern in eating the right food. We are concerned with bacteria and creepy crawlies; Peter is concerned with ceremonial clean food.
Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 26, 2015
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