ServSafe / Food Safety Practice Test

Category - Food Safety

Q -

The definition of sanitizing is:

  1. The maximum temperature that a dishwasher reaches
  2. Reducing the microbial load on a food surface
  3. Removing the amount of soil on a cooking surface to a safe level
  4. None of the above
Your answer: -

Answer: B - The definition of sanitizing in a restaurant kitchen is reducing the microbial load on a food surface. While the term sanitizing implies that the entire surface is removed of bacteria, it is impossible to remove all bacteria, making the listed definition a much better fit.