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Quiz Show - Quiz Show - TCS (temperature controlled for safety) or Shelf? Butter

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

The term 'TCS' is often used to refer to food that either requires temperature or time control for food safety and 7-day date marking. So let the games begin and test your knowledge.

Whole Butter


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.


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