Food Microbiology Past Papers Exam Questions

By Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil

Guess Paper 1: Food Microbiology Fall – 2020 Past Papers

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q. No. 1:Mark the following statements either as True or False. (14 Marks)
a. Salmonella enteridis & typhimurium are serovars (True / False)
b. Modified Atmospheric packaging was first recorded in 1937 as an extension of shelf life of apples (True / False)
c. Food preservation usually involves preserving the growth of bacteria, fungi (such as yeasts), or other micro-organisms (True / False)
d. In order to work efficiently Probiotics must compete over 1000 bacteria in gut (True / False)
e. The study of foods and their production procedures is known as food microbiology (True / False)
f. Beer and Ale are produced from starch and grains (True / False)
g. Microorganisms themselves can act as important food source (True / False)
h. Spirulina, a Cyanobacteria is a popular food source sold in health stores (True / False)
i. The softness of cheese is adjusted by types of microorganism and their metabolites (True / False)
j. Foods can be contaminated by pathogens at any point in food production, storage or preparation process (True / False)
k. Detection of food borne pathogen is an important part of food microbiology (True / False)
l. Probiotics modulate cytokine profiles (True / False)
m. The alcoholic content of distilled liquor is rated by proof (True / False)
n. If the pathogens grows in food before consumption and forms toxins that affect food consumer without further microbial growth , the disease is food intoxication The alcoholic content of distilled liquor is rated by proof (True / False)

Q. No. 2: Define food spoilage. What are the factors that cause food spoilage? Give names of common spoilage
bacteria.

Q. No. 3: What is food microbiology? Enlist the various methods of food preservation .

Q. No. 4: Explain Food infections and Food Intoxications with examples. Describe Shigellosis with the help of
following headings. Causative Agent, Natural source, Transmission Pathogenesis & Treatment.

Q. No. 5: What is the relationship between microorganism and food? Write down the procedure for production
of Beer & Cheese.

Q. No. 6: Write short note on the following (7+7 Marks)
(a) Public Health & Sanitation
(b) Perferingens Poisoning

Guess Paper 2: Food Microbiology Spring – 2020 Past Papers

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q. No. 1:Mark the following statements either as True or False. (14 Marks)
a. Salmonella enteridis & typhimurium are serovars (True / False)
b. Modified Atmospheric packaging was first recorded in 1937 as an extension of shelf life of apples (True / False)
c. Food preservation usually involves preserving the growth of bacteria, fungi (such as yeasts), or other micro-organisms (True / False)
d. In order to work efficiently Probiotics must compete over 1000 bacteria in gut (True / False)
e. The study of foods and their production procedures is known as food microbiology (True / False)
f. Beer and Ale are produced from starch and grains (True / False)
g. Microorganisms themselves can act as important food source (True / False)
h. Spirulina, a Cyanobacteria is a popular food source sold in health stores (True / False)
i. The softness of cheese is adjusted by types of microorganism and their metabolites (True / False)
j. Foods can be contaminated by pathogens at any point in food production, storage or preparation process (True / False)
k. Detection of food borne pathogen is an important part of food microbiology (True / False)
l. Probiotics modulate cytokine profiles (True / False)
m. The alcoholic content of distilled liquor is rated by proof (True / False)
n. If the pathogens grows in food before consumption and forms toxins that affect food consumer without further microbial growth , the disease is food intoxication The alcoholic content of distilled liquor is rated by proof (True / False)

Q. No. 2: Define food spoilage. What are the factors that cause food spoilage? Give names of common spoilage
bacteria.

Q. No. 3: What is food microbiology? Enlist the various methods of food preservation .

Q. No. 4: Explain Food infections and Food Intoxications with examples. Describe Shigellosis with the help of
following headings. Causative Agent, Natural source, Transmission Pathogenesis & Treatment.

Q. No. 5: What is the relationship between microorganism and food? Write down the procedure for production
of Beer & Cheese.

Q. No. 6: Write short note on the following (7+7 Marks)
(a) Public Health & Sanitation
(b) Perferingens Poisoning

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