Test Your Knowledge: Food Technology
Food technology encompasses a broad range of food-related subjects. How much do you know about modern food technologies?
Food technology primarily refers to what?
- food presentation
- food production processes
- restaurant menus
What does food fortification accomplish?
- It adds vitamins to foods.
- It adds flavors to foods.
- It protects food from spoilage.
Some of the first food technologies focused on what?
What is a primary process in creating artificial flavoring substances?
- fractional distillation
- enzymatic processes
What do "standard components" help food producers achieve?
- smaller quantities
- lower efficiency
- better consistency
Which preservation process was pioneered by Nicolas Appert?
What's one common drawback of processed foods versus fresh foods?
- lack of variety
- reduced nutrition
Iodized salt has added iodine to prevent which affliction?
- Mental retardation
Food biotechnology manipulates what to increase better crop yields?
- Recombinant DNA
- All of the above
When were decaffeinated coffee and tea first produced?
ISO standard 22000 relates to what aspect of food processing?
- artificial meat production
- food bioengineering
- food safety
Sous vide packaging reduces which gas in food packaging?
What is the process that destroys harmful bacteria in liquid foods?
Food packaging accounts for about what percentage of waste in U.S. landfills?
The term "processed food" can apply to which foods?
- any food that has been through washing, cleaning or other basic processes
- any food made with automated processes
- any food that includes preservatives
What is a potential drawback to mechanically processed foods?
- tiny metal shards
- mild toxins from chemical reactions
- flavor changes due to overheating
Where was wine first heated for preservation purposes?
What abbreviation is used to describe foods that are more likely to become unsafe if not properly handled and cooked?
- UNS food
- TCS food
- PCP food
Methyl salicylate adds which kind of flavor to foods?
The addition of folic acid to foods can prevent babies from developing what?
- heart murmurs
- skin lesions
- spina bifida
Which technology process helps to create citric acid?
What process robs white rice of some of its nutrition?
Foods like raw meat and fish may become dangerous if left too long at temperatures higher than what?
- 48 degrees Fahrenheit
- 34 degrees Fahrenheit
- 41 degrees Fahrenheit
Limonene is a liquid that adds which flavor to food?
Proper food processing is especially great for what?
- reducing foodborne illnesses
- reducing costs for consumers
- making a better-than-fresh taste
Why is vitamin D difficult to add to many foods?
- It is not fat soluble.
- It is very bitter.
- It causes slimy textures.
Roughly how many food processing companies exist in the U.S. alone?
- about 20,000
- about 45,000
- about 100,000
How many members does the Institute of Food Technologists boast?
Which food preservative was used in huge quantities but banned for toxicity after World War I?
- Boric acid
- Benzoic acid
- Sodium propionate
An iconic book by Upton Sinclair overhauled food handling in which type of facility?
- a cannery
- a slaughterhouse
- a feedlot