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Q & A - Traditional Kimchee - Can we make it in-house?

Updated: May 31, 2020

Q: Hello. I’m curious about the health code rules regarding the making of

Kimchee. Can an establishment make and ferment kimchee without refrigerating it, as it’s meant to be made? Thanks.

A: Hello, good question!

Yes, you can make kimchee the traditional way and let it sit out overnight at room temperature, as long as none of the ingredients are

temperature controlled for safety (TCS) or have been heat-treated (cooked, steamed, sauteed, or the addition of a hot brine).

OHA Fact Sheet #23


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