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Food Safety: Restaurant and Take-out Foods Word Search1

Jennifer Hillan and Amarat Simonne2

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Are you handling restaurant and take-out foods safely? Try to find the words in the puzzle below and learn more about keeping foods safe to eat.

Make sure the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ looks clean. Leave if it doesn’t!

Ask for foods to be cooked well—no rare meats or runny _ _ _ _.

Avoid “high-risk” foods such as: raw shellfish, sushi, steak tartare, hollandaise _ _ _ _ _, and Caesar salad dressing with unpasteurized eggs.

Label leftovers with the _ _ _ _.

Refrigerate leftovers within _ _ _ hours.

Special order foods at _ _ _ _ food restaurants to avoid something that’s been sitting around too long.

Whether ordering for pick-up or _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ eat your take-out meal as soon as possible.

Reheat _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to 165ºF.




La versión en español de este documento es Seguridad Alimentaria: Busquesda de palabras sobre restaurantes y comidas para llevar (FCS8913-Span). This document is FCS8913, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 2010. Reviewed April 2016. Visit the EDIS website at


Jennifer Hillan, MSH, RD, LD/N, former ENAFS nutrition educator/trainer; and Amarat Simonne, PhD, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.