Doing it right. Butter at room temperature
Updated: May 31, 2020
Whole butter, salted or not, is considered a time/temperature control for safety food (TCS). Whole butter needs to be held at 41F or less, 135F or greater or put it on a timing rule to not exceed 4 hours out of temperature control. This applies to tempering butter for baking as well.
You will note this butter was time stamped when removed from temperature control and will be discarded at 10:30 am.