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Elementary Food Hygiene (practice test)

This test does NOT lead to a recognised qualification. It is a practice test before your invigilated exam

In the actual REHIS exam the first 15 questions are a little harder and are worth 2 points each.

Please select the response that you think best answers the question. There is only one correct answer, it's either A, B, C or D

The pass mark is 60%

This test consists of 30 Questions


Question 1 #FHC-51 (Worth 1 point)

Which of these is the most important design feature of a food factory's internal waste container ?

Question 2 #FHC-2 (Worth 1 point)

What can cause food poisoning ?

Question 3 #FHC-16 (Worth 1 point)

Which statement best describes spores ?

Question 4 #FHC-31 (Worth 1 point)

If you have a stomach upset / bowel disorder or skin problem what does the law say you must do?

Question 5 #FHC-36 (Worth 1 point)

What would you use to kill bacteria ?

Question 6 #FHC-47 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the following is most likely to cause chemical contamination of food ?

Question 7 #FHC-13 (Worth 1 point)

What happens to food poisoning and spoilage bacteria below 5 degrees C ?

Question 8 #FHC-27 (Worth 1 point)

Who should wear hairnets and or hats ?

Question 9 #FHC-43 (Worth 1 point)

What should be the highest temperature of a frozen fish store ?

Question 10 #FHC-5 (Worth 1 point)

Poor hygiene practices can result in what ?

Question 11 #FHC-8 (Worth 1 point)

As a food handler you must

Question 12 #FHC-20 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the following is NOT a food safety problem

Question 13 #FHC-23 (Worth 1 point)

What is the most common cause of chemical contamination of seafood ?

Question 14 #FHC-52 (Worth 1 point)

What should a food handler do if they have recently suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting?

Question 15 #FHC-26 (Worth 1 point)

Why is it NOT ok to wear your work clothes outside ?

Question 16 #FHC-63 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main risk associated with undercooked food ?

Question 17 #FHC-11 (Worth 1 point)

Why can bacteria grow well on fish?

Question 18 #FHC-41 (Worth 1 point)

Where are food poisining bacteria most commonly found ?

Question 19 #FHC-61 (Worth 1 point)

Food safety protects the consumer by safeguarding seafood from what?

Question 20 #FHC-15 (Worth 1 point)

To multiply, bacteria need warmth, food, water and which one of the following ?

Question 21 #FHC-53 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the following must food businesses have ?

Question 22 #FHC-66 (Worth 1 point)

What is the most common cause of food poisoning ?

Question 23 #FHC-49 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the of the following is considered a high care or high risk food ?

Question 24 #FHC-64 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main reason why good standards of hygiene in seafood factories are important ?

Question 25 #FHC-55 (Worth 1 point)

What equipment should you use to check temperatures in food production, retail or catering areas ?

Question 26 #FHC-4 (Worth 1 point)

What is one of the possible costs of poor hygiene ?

Question 27 #FHC-34 (Worth 1 point)

Poor cleaning is a good way of

Question 28 #FHC-38 (Worth 1 point)

Which action would best protect seafood from bacterial contamination ?

Question 29 #FHC-48 (Worth 1 point)

How do flies usually contaminate food ?

Question 30 #FHC-50 (Worth 1 point)

What is the most important feature of food handler clothing ?