ESL Paragraphs - Food and Hygiene

Complete the missing parts of the following three short ESL paragraphs about food and its hygiene.

1. Food and Cooking

Food and cooking hygiene includes a number of routines which should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards. ----. Besides, wash hands with warm soapy water before preparing food. Also, wash meat, fruit, and vegetables thoroughly before use.

A) Food can transmit disease from person to person
B) B) First of all, wear clean clothes and protective apron
C) The bacteria in food can cause food poisoning
D) Among the modern processes for food preservation are refrigeration
        and canning
E) Freezing is one of the most commonly used processes for preserving a
        very wide range of food stuffs

2. Food Expiration Date

Best before is sometimes indicated on food and drink wrappers, followed by a date, and is intended to indicate the date before which the food should be consumed. ----. In this case, a term like best before see bottom or best before see lid might be printed on the label and the date marked in a different location as indicated.

A) Sometimes the packaging process involves using pre-printed labels,
        making it impractical to write the best before date in a clearly
        visible location
B) The term "use by" is similarly used to indicate the date by which the
        item will have outlived its shell life
C) With this term, it is intended to ensure that customers will not
        unwittingly purchase or eat stale food
D) Generally, food that has a use by date written on the packaging
        must not be eaten after it has expired
E) This is because such foods usually go off quickly and may be injurious
        to health if spoiled

3. Food Labels

As a food label is often nothing more than an advert to tempt you to buy the product, you should pay particular attention to the choice of words used. ----. Chocolate flavor topping, for example, will not contain chocolate, so read carefully.

A) Certain ingredients must be identified by a specific name, such as
B) Other words such as 'farm fresh' and 'country fresh' also intentionally
        blur the true nature of a product's source
C) They should take particular care over low-fat and low-sugar products
D) Indeed, it could refer to texture, fat content or sugar content
E) Always watch out for the word 'flavor', as this may mean that the
        product contains synthetic ingredients

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