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Freezer Meals (Grades 11-12)

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Freezer Meals

1. 
Identify the food item that you cannot safely freeze.
  1. cheese
  2. tomatoes
  3. food in cans
  4. sour cream
2. 
At what temperature should frozen food be kept?
  1. -10 degrees F/-23 degrees C
  2. 0 degrees F/-17 degrees C
  3. 5 degrees F/-15 degrees C
  4. 32 degrees F/0 degrees C
3. 
From a food-safety standpoint, when frozen at an ideal temperature, how long will food keep?
  1. 1-3 weeks
  2. 6 months
  3. indefinitely
  4. 2 years
4. 
How can you ensure that freezing will destroy any potential bacteria and parasites in food?
  1. freeze food longer than two days
  2. freeze food at -10 degrees F/-23 degrees C
  3. only freeze food with a low moisture content
  4. freezing food will inactivate but not destroy bacteria or parasites
5. 
Identify the impact on nutrient value of frozen meat and poultry products.
  1. 15% lower
  2. 20% lower
  3. 10% lower
  4. little change in nutrient value
6. 
For prolonged storage, how should meat be frozen using original packaging?
  1. original packaging is sufficient
  2. overwrap original packaging
  3. remove meat, rinse, rewrap in original packaging
  4. open and vacuum wrap in original packaging
7. 
Identify the safest way to thaw frozen foods.
  1. in the sink
  2. slowly in the refrigerator
  3. in direct sunlight
  4. in cold water overnight
8. 
When is it unsafe to refreeze foods?
  1. when out of fridge longer than two hours or 15 minutes in above 90 degrees F/32 degrees C
  2. when out of fridge longer than four hours or two hours in above 90 degrees F/32 degrees C
  3. always safe to refreeze food as freezing kills viruses and bacteria
  4. when out of fridge longer than two hours or one hour in above 90 degrees F/32 degrees C
9. 
Identify how to freeze food in freezer-safe glass to keep the glass from cracking as food expands.
  1. only fill jars half way
  2. leave 2 inches/5 cm of space between the top of the food and the lid
  3. leave 3/4 inch/2 cm of space between the top of the food and the lid
  4. glass is always unsafe to use in the freezer
10. 
Why is it advisable to freeze food in small amounts rather than in large amounts?
  1. small amounts freeze faster so food will taste fresher when it's thawed
  2. small amounts will take up more space in your freezer
  3. it is easier to label small amounts of frozen food
  4. bacteria will be killed off sooner in food frozen in small amounts
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