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SURVEY: Consumer food safety, handling knowledge and practices of meat and meat products

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For a beef burger/patty to be safe to eat, it needs to be cooked until its internal temperature reaches:

130 °C

Recommended temperature for household fridge?

4-16°C

Recommended temperature for household freezer?

-18°C

Salmonella is the most common bacteria found in:

Chicken

Safe storage time in the freezer for uncooked minced meat?

12-18 months

If a hamburger is no longer pink in the middle, it is safe to eat

True

Poultry burgers and beef burgers should be cooked to the same internal temperature

True

Muscle cuts like steak or roasts can be eaten rare or medium rare

False

Raw meat should be washed/rinsed before cooking

False

Pregnant women and others with compromised immune systems should reheat lunch meats before consuming them

True

When grilling, it is acceptable to use the plate that held raw meat to serve cooked meat

False

People with open skin injury, gastroenteritis, and ear or throat diseases should not be allowed to handle meat

True

Meat and poultry is marinated and left outside the fridge until ready to cook

False

When cooking meat or poultry, the best place to check the temperature is the centre of the cut

True

Nitrite in cured meats is added for color, flavor and food safety

False

People consume more nitrite from vegetables and saliva than from cured meats

False

You should let unconsumed or leftover meat and poultry cool at ambient temperature before putting it into the refrigerator or freezer

True

The prevalence of the pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes ST6 strain has been reported in all of the processed meat products plants in South Africa

False

Only processed meat products can be contaminated by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes

True

Listeria can survive in temperatures associated with refrigeration (4°C)

True

When preparing any type of meat, bacteria can quickly spread between your hands and meat. Always wash your hands with soap and water frequently,  for at least?

10 sec

In the fridge (not freezer) of your house, where is the raw meat stored?

Top shelf

At home, what is best practice after using a cutting board to slice raw meat and needing to cut tomatoes or onions?

You wash the board with soap and water

When you cut raw meat and need to use the knife again, what do you do?

Wash the knife with soap and water

At home how do you defrost meat?

Leave it the fridge for few hours/overnight

Gender

Female

Age

52

Department/section

ICT

Occupation

Webmaster

Residential status?

Living with a family

Residential area

Theresapark, Akasia
Created at 4/17/2018 8:39 AM by Marlyn MJJ. Cant
Last modified at 4/17/2018 8:45 AM by Marlyn MJJ. Cant