EXERCISES, LESSON 2
INSTRUCTIONS. Answer the following exercises by circling the lettered response that
best answers the exercise, by writing the answer in the space provided at the end of the
exercise, or by making entries on the form provided. After you have completed all the
exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson and check your
answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly, reread the material referenced with
SITUATION: During your inspection of an Army food service facility, you observe
employees and their food handling practices. You make the following
Observation 1. You observe two employees cutting and preparing chicken for
baking. One of the employees has a reddish sore on his chin and periodically
touches this sore.
Observation 2. You do not see employees smoking directly in the food
preparation area nor do you see ashes or cigarette butts on the equipment
surfaces or the floors of this area. There is no distinct break area. Instead,
employees go outside to take breaks and smoke. You observe two employees
smoking outside on their break and then rushing back into the food preparation
area to begin work. They do not stop to wash their hands.
Observation 3. Employees use ice scoops to fill glasses intended for iced water.
You also observe them handling olives, pickle slices, and other relishes with
Observation 4. This particular facility does not require a food handler's card. It
does, however, require a medical examination to disclose obvious medical
conditions that would prevent the employee from working in a food service
facility. Filed reports on the result of this medical examination exist for all
employees. The reports indicate no major communicable disease state for any
employee at the time of hiring.
Observation 5. Employees in all areas of the food service facility wear and show
signs of careful personal hygiene (clean hair, clean uniforms, nails, etc.). Most of
the female employees do not wear hairnets.
Refer to these observations when answering exercises 1 through 4.