A potentially hazardous food is a food that
Below is a list of foods on a cafeteria serving line at an Army food service facility
(exercises 23-30). Indicate whether each food is potentially hazardous or not. Enter "a"
in the blank if the food is potentially hazardous and "b" if the food is not potentially
23. Baked chicken ___
24. Instant coffee ___
25. Creamed peas ___
26. Sugar ___
27. Egg custard ___
28. Hard, fruit-flavored candy (pH 3.2) ___
29. Thousand Island dressing (pH 4.1) ___
30. Ham salad ___
Exercises 31-34 describe situations at a food service facility. Evaluate each situation
based on the requirements for bacterial growth. Enter "favorable" in the blank if the
situation would cause rapid bacterial growth. Enter "unfavorable" if the situation would
not encourage bacterial growth. Briefly explain the reason for your response.
Fresh meat has been left at room temperature (70F) for more than 5 hours.