Food Safety Officer Question Paper and Answer Key

 Name of Post: Food Safety Officer

Department: Food Safety 

Cat. No. 499/2019

Question Code:029/2020

Date of Test: 29.09. 2020

1. Freeze drying takes place at
 A) The triple point
 B) Below the triple point
 C) Above the triple point
 D) At zero degree Celsius

 2. Use of several methods like temperature (high or low), control of acidity, control of water activity for preservation of food is known as
 A) Hurdle technology
 B) Mixed technology
 C) Stumbling technology
 D) Multiple technology

 3. Cause and effect diagram is also known as
 A) Quality circles
 B) Fish bone diagram
 C) Five force diagram
 D) Kaizen diagram

 4. The process in which a specially designed hermetic centrifuge is used to separate bacteria and especially the spores formed by specific bacteria strains, from milk is known as
 A) Sterilization
 B) Pasteurisation
 C) Aseptic packaging
 D) Bactofugation

 5. The most common bacterial cultures involved in acidic fermentation are
 A) Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Lactococcus and Streptococcus
 B) Lactococcus, Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus and Leuconostoc
 C) Lactococcus, Rhizopus, Lactococcus and Streptococcus
 D) Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Lactococcus and Aspergillus

 6. Which of the following statements are true ?
 1. Foods high in sugar and other solutes dry more slowly.
 2. As drying progresses the concentration of solutes in water increases causing the drying rate to slow.
 3. Water that is most difficult to remove is that is chemically bound in the form of hydrates.
 4. Drying at high pressure occurs at lower temperature.
 A) 1, 2, 3, 4
 B) 1, 2, 3
 C) 1, 3, 4
 D) 1, 2, 4

 7. Foods processed using high-pressure technology, gamma irradiation, high electric field pulse and thermosonication are known as
 A) Minimally processed foods
 B) UHT processed foods
 C) Aseptically processed foods
 D) All of the above

 8. Food items should be subjected to micro frequencies such that, the dielectric constant is __________ and loss factor is ______
 A) Maximum, minimum
 B) Maximum, maximum
 C) Minimum, minimum
 D) Minimum, maximum

 9. In which of the following ways does absorption of gamma radiation takes place ?
 A) Photoelectric effect
 B) Compton effect
 C) Pair production
 D) All of the mentioned

 10. Which among the following claims is prohibited ?
 A) Unsubstantiated claims
 B) Claims of Veg./Non-veg.
 C) Claims of quality
 D) None of the mentioned

 11. What is “carryover” principle ?
 A) Additives added in the raw materials are not present in the final products
 B) Antioxidant added to oil is present in all oil based products made from it
 C) All of the above
 D) None of the above

 12. Difference of Green Tea from Black Tea is that
 A) The oxidation process is omitted
 B) The tea leaves are steamed in a pan before rolling to prevent oxidation by enzymes
 C) The oxidation process is omitted and the tea leaves are steamed in a pan before being rolled to prevent oxidation by enzymes
 D) None of the mentioned

 13. When a deviation from critical limits happens what should be done ?
 A) Documentation of corrective actions
 B) Stop the line and inform the supervisor
 C) Reassess the HACCP plan
 D) All of the above

 14. Which type of packaging is appropriate for fruits ?
 A) Ethylene absorbers
 B) Oxygen absorbers
 C) Carbon-di-oxide absorbers
 D) Nitrogen producing

 15. Which of the following is true about death time curve method to sterilize canned food ?
 A) It tells us the time and temperature to sterilize canned food
 B) It tells us about the heat penetration of the container
 C) It tells us about the heat conductivity of the container
 D) All of the mentioned

 16. Which method is most energy efficient for making ghee ?
 A) Desi method
 B) Creamery butter method
 C) Direct cream method
 D) Pre-stratification method

 17. What will be the over run, if 400 litre of mix produces 740 litre of ice cream ?
 A) 60%
 B) 85%
 C) 30%
 D) 100%

 18. What is the major defect that occurs in UHT milk during storage ?
 A) Darkening of colour
 B) Age gelation
 C) Cooked flavour
 D) Absence of beneficial bacteria

 19. During cheddar cheese manufacture, rennet split the kappa-casein at the junction of
 A) Phenyl alanine-histidine
 B) Methionine-lysine
 C) Histidine-lysine
 D) Phenyl alanine-methionine

 20. UHT processed milk is aseptically packaged at
 A) 5 C
 B) 10 C
 C) 20 C
 D) 40 C

 21. The usual method of stunning cattle is by using
 A) Captive bolt pistol
 B) Electrical stunning
 C) CO2 anaesthesia
 D) None of the above

 22. Which Vitamin is not available in egg ?
 A) Vitamin A
 B) Vitamin B
 C) Vitamin C
 D) Vitamin D

 23. A meat borne bacterial infection
 A) Taeniasis
 B) Toxoplasmosis
 C) Sarcocystis
 D) Salmonellosis
24. A cured meat product
 A) Sausage
 B) Bacon
 C) Keema
 D) Cutlet

 25. The method of preservation of egg using sodium silicate
 A) Thermal processing
 B) Water glass method
 C) Lime sealing
 D) Oil coating

 26. The certified copies may be produced in proof of the contents of which document ?
 A) All kinds of documents
 B) Private documents
 C) Public documents
 D) Government documents

 27. ‘Consumer’ under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is the
 A) Person who consumes food
 B) Person and family who consume food
 C) Person who purchases and receives the food
 D) Person and families who purchases and receives food

 28. The head office of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is at
 A) Mumbai
 B) Delhi
 C) Calcutta
 D) Kochi

 29. The enactment of Information Technology Act, 2000 resulted in the introduction of which provision under Indian Evidence Act, 1872 ?
 A) S. 65A
 B) S. 64A
 C) S. 63A
 D) S. 62A

 30. Who is responsible for the inspection of food business, drawing and sending samples for food analysis under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 ?
 A) Commissioner of Food Safety
 B) Food Analyst
 C) Food Safety Officer
 D) Live Stock Inspector

 31. Which of the following is correct ?
 A) The accused can file written statements under S. 233 Cr.P.C. in support of his defence.
 B) S. 250 Cr.P.C. empowers the magistrate to discharge an accused in a warrant case instituted otherwise than on a police report.
 C) In a summary trial under S. 235 Cr.P.C. the maximum period of imprisonment that can be imposed is two years.
 D) The bail bond executed for the appearance before the higher court under S. 437 Cr.P.C. shall be five years.

 32. The magistrate can take cognizance of offence upon
 A) Receiving information through telephone or e-mail
 B) A police report
 C) Information received from a police officer
 D) All the above

 33. Under S. 439 Cr.P.C., which court has the power to release any person on bail and by a subsequent order cause him to be rearrested ?
 A) High Court
 B) Sessions Court
 C) Both High Court and Sessions Court
 D) Magistrate Court and Sessions Court

 34. The High Court may confer on any magistrate invested with the powers of a magistrate of the second class power to try summarily any offence which is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding
 A) 6 months
 B) 3 months
 C) 1 year
 D) 7 years

 35. Under S. 374 Cr.P.C. who can file appeal to the Supreme Court ?
 A) Any person convicted on a trial held by a High Court in its extraordinary original criminal jurisdiction
 B) The prosecution which could not succeed in the trial in High Court
 C) Both A) and B)
 D) None of the above

 36. Any person who manufactures for sale or distribute any article of substandard food for consumption is liable to the extend of
 A) 2.5 lakhs rupees and 6 months imprisonment
 B) 2.5 lakhs rupees only
 C) 5 lakhs of rupees and 6 months imprisonment
 D) 5 lakhs rupees

 37. The Food Safety Appellate Tribunal shall consists of
 A) 5 members
 B) 3 members
 C) 1 member
 D) Any of the above

 38. The defences which may be allowed in prosecution under the Food Safety and Standards Act is under
 A) S. 78
 B) S. 79
 C) S. 81
 D) S. 80
 39. Where in a case the sample container received by the Food Analyst is found to be in broken condition, he shall
 A) Inform the designated officer within seven days
 B) Inform the designated officer within reasonable period of time
 C) Inform the commissioner within seven days
 D) Inform the commissioner within reasonable period of time
40. The secondary evidence is defined under which provision of Indian Evidence Act ?
 A) S. 66
 B) S. 44
 C) S. 36
 D) S. 63

 41. In which of the following separation techniques the separation is based on the net charge of the molecule ?
 A) Affinity chromatography
 B) Ion exchange chromatography
 C) Molecular exclusion chromatography
 D) Isopyenic centrifugation

 42. An example for triose is
 A) Glucose
 B) Ribulose
 C) Xylulose
 D) Glyceraldehyde

 43. The exoskeleton of insects (chitin) is composed of
 A) N-Acetyl glucosamine
 B) N-Acetyl muramic acid
 C) N-Acetyl galactosamine
 D) Glucose-6-phosphate

 44. Of the following, which amino acid is an imino acid ?
 A) Histidine
 B) Glutamic acid
 C) Proline
 D) Tyrosine

 45. The proteolytic enzyme trypsin, hydrolyses the peptide bonds in which
 A) Amino group is contributed either by lysine or arginine
 B) Carbonyl function is contributed either by lysine or arginine
 C) Carbonyl function is contributed either by phenylalanine or tyrosine
 D) Amino group is contributed either by phenylalanine or tyrosine

 46. Which of the following is not an antioxidant ?
 A) Vit. C
 B) Vit. E
 C) Carotenes
 D) Vit. B6

 47. Iodine number of fatty acids denotes its
 A) Degree of unsaturation
 B) Chain length
 C) Molecular weight
 D) Solubility in water

 48. Cold Sterilization means perseveration of food by
 A) Sterilizing at – 179 C
 B) Radiation
 C) Sterilizing at 0 C
 D) Lyophylization

 49. In humans the basal metabolic rate accounts for about __________ percentage of the daily calorie expenditure.
 A) 60 – 75
 B) 40 – 55
 C) 25 – 40
 D) 80 – 90
50. The Respiratory Quotient (RQ) is the ratio of
 A) O2 consumed/CO2 eliminated
 B) H2O consumed/CO2 eliminated
 C) CO2 eliminated/O2 consumed
 D) CO2 eliminated/H2O consumed

 51. Biological Value of a protein is influenced by
 A) Amino acid composition
 B) Vitamin and mineral content
 C) Preparation (cooking)
 D) All the above

 52. The absorption maxima max of a compound is dependent on
 A) Structure of the compound
 B) pH of the solvent in which the compound exist
 C) The polarity of the solvent
 D) All the above

 53. The purpose of guard column in HPLC systems is to
 A) Protect the peristaltic pump
 B) Protect the main column
 C) Protect the injection port
 D) Protect the detector

 54. All free radicals have _________ in their orbitals.
 A) Paired valence electron
 B) Unpaired valence electrons
 C) No valence electron
 D) None of the above

 55. Of the following which is not an artificial sweetener ?
 A) Saccharin
 B) Sodium cyclamate
 C) Butylated hydroxyanisole
 D) Acesulfame

 56. Which is mordant in Grams staining ?
 A) Crystal Violet
 B) Safranin
 C) Alcohol
 D) Iodine

 57. The immersion oil used in microscopy will
 A) Decrease the numerical aperture
 B) Increase the refractive index
 C) Decrease the refractive index
 D) None of the above

 58. Aflatoxins are
 A) Produced by certain fungi
 B) Cancer causing agent
 C) Causes immunosuppression
 D) All the above

 59. Botulinum toxins are
 A) Neurotoxic
 B) Teratogen
 C) Carcinogenic
 D) Mutagen

 60. MSA (Mannitol Salt Agar) is generally used for the detection of
 A) E. Coli
 B) Staphylococcus aureus
 C) Bacillus sp.
 D) Aspergillus niger

 61. Enzyme used in fruit juice clarification is
 A) Protease
 B) Trypsin
 C) Cellulase
 D) Pectinase

 62. Rotating Biological contactors are employed
 A) Primary treatment of waste water
 B) Secondary treatment of waste water
 C) RBC isolation
 D) Solid waste management

 63. This is not a method of enzyme immobilization
 A) Encapsulation
 B) Adsorption
 C) Nanomaterial immobilization

 64. HACCP stands
 A) Health Analysis and Critical Control Point
 B) Hazard Analysis and Critical Care Point
 C) Hazard Analysis and Crucial Control Point
 D) Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

 65. Which GM crop is approved in India ?
 A) Bt Corn
 B) Bt Brinjal
 C) Bt Cotton
 D) GM Tomato

 66. The trap which is used widely to kill rice field rats is
 A) Snap trap
 B) Remote triggered trap
 C) Pot trap
 D) Automatic trap

 67. A dull hollow sound when tapped is the maturity index of _________ crop.
 A) Papaya
 B) Pineapple
 C) Sapota
 D) Watermelon
68. Bheema is a high yielding variety of _________ mushroom.
 A) Paddy straw mushroom
 B) Button mushroom
 C) Oyster mushroom
 D) White milky mushroom

 69. A chemical safely sprayed on bags of stored grains in godowns
 A) Carbosulfan
 B) Malathion
 C) Dimethoate
 D) Quinalphos
70. Which of the following is not an advantage of blanching ?
 A) For precooling
 B) To preserve colour
 C) To preserve flavor
 D) To inactivate enzymes

 71. Who among the following was the Anglo-Indian representative in the Indian Constituent Assembly ?
 A) Morris Johns
 B) Frank Anthony
 C) Sardar Vallabha Bhai Patel
 D) K. M. Munshi

 72. Which Article of the Indian Constitution deals with Right to Life ?
 A) Art. – 14
 B) Art. – 19
 C) Art. – 20
 D) Art. – 21

 73. Who among the following is returning officer for the election of President of India ?
 A) Secretary General of Lok Sabha
 B) Chief Election Commissioner
 C) Chief Justice of India
 D) Prime Minister of India

 74. What is the subject matter of Article 40 of Indian Constitution ?
 A) Uniform Civil Code
 B) Prohibition
 C) Right to Education
 D) Panchayati Raj

 75. By which Amendment Secularism incorporated in the Preamble of Indian Constitution ?
 A) 24th
 B) 74th
 C) 42nd
 D) 44th

 76. Which Article of Indian Constitution deals with Grama Sabha ?
 A) Article 243
 B) Article 248
 C) Article 233
 D) None of the above

 77. Which among the following are in the centre list of 7th Schedule of Indian Constitution ?
 1. Markets and fairs
 2. Insurance
 3. Taxes on Profession
 4. Banking
 A) 1 and 2
 B) 1 and 3
 C) 2 and 4
 D) 3 and 4

 78. In which year Balwant Rai Mehta Committee was appointed ?
 A) 1947
 B) 1957
 C) 1967
 D) 1987

 79. Identify the subject matter of the second chapter of the Indian Constitution.
 A) Citizenship
 B) Union and State
 C) Fundamental Rights
 D) Executive

 80. Which among the following Act is related to Article 17 ?
 1. Nirbhaya Act, 2013
 2. Protection of Civil Rights Act in 1976
 3. Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958
 4. Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019
 A) 1 and 2
 B) 2 only
 C) 3 only
 D) 3 and 4

 81. Which among the following pairs of months will have the same calendar ?
 A) April – November
 B) January – October
 C) July – October
 D) June – August

 82. The difference between 75% of a number and 20% of the same number is 378.4. What is 40% of that number ?
 A) 275.2
 B) 274
 C) 267.2
 D) 266

 83. Neha walked 9 m in the East, then she turned to her right and walked 4 m. Again she turned to her left and moved 3 m. Then she turned to her left and walked 9 m. How far is she and in which direction from the starting point ?
 A) 13 m, South – West
 B) 13 m, North – East
 C) 15 m, North – East
 D) 15 m, South – West

 84. If eye = ice, lips = rose and brows = black, what is coded as ‘forehead’ ?
 A) Sindoor
 B) Flower
 C) Jasmine
 D) Frontier

 85. A committee of 3 members is to be selected out of 3 men and 2 women. What is the probability that the committee has atleast one woman ?
 A) 1/10
 B) 9/20
 C) 9/10
 D) 1/20

 86. Vaunt : Flaunt : : Disparate : ?
 A) Similar
 B) Homogeneous
 C) Contrast
 D) Alike

 87. What will be the next term in the following – DCXW, FEVU, HGTS, ?

 88. In how many different ways can the letters of the word ‘PUNCTUAL’ be arranged ?
 A) 64
 B) 40320
 C) 960
 D) 20160

 89. Find out the wrong term in the series.
 2, 3, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 16
 A) 9
 B) 12
 C) 16
 D) 8

 90. In a certain code if C = 3 and SCHOOL = 12, then LAMB = ?
 A) 28
 B) 12
 C) 7
 D) 8

 91. My brother _______ the answer to the question.
 A) is know
 B) know
 C) knowing
 D) knows

 92. I think I will buy these shirts. _______ me really well.
 A) They were fitting
 B) They fit
 C) They are fitting
 D) They have fit

 93. Where _______ the book ?
 A) did you keep
 B) did you kept
 C) kept you
 D) none of these

 94. At five o’clock yesterday evening I _______ for the bus.
 A) were waiting
 B) was waiting
 C) wait
 D) waiting

 95. Anne _______ ill for two weeks. She is still in hospital.
 A) was
 B) had been
 C) is
 D) has been

 96. How did you come ? _______ bus ?
 A) in
 B) on
 C) through
 D) by

 97. Choose the correct sentence from the following.
 A) I am not agree with what you say
 B) He is doing a course in linguistics
 C) Children makes a lot of noise
 D) He speak English well
98. Which of the following is the opposite of diligent ?
 A) active
 B) smart
 C) hard working
 D) lazy

 99. What is the one word substitute for one who is not sure about God’s existence ?
 A) Agnostic
 B) Atheist
 C) Theist
 D) None of these

 100. What does the idiom kick the bucket mean ?
 A) to die
 B) to hit someone with a bucket
 C) to cry
 D) none of these

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