Quiz Show - Prosciutto 'Chips'

Updated: Aug 28

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


Prosciutto is an aged and very salty meat. Would this oven dried to crisp, thinly sliced meat require temperature control or time to be considered safe? This product sat on the shelves at room temperature for days.


A: These prosciutto crisps require time (4 hours) or temperature (41F or less) to remain safe. There is a good chance that the water activity level is low enough to prevent harmful bacterial potential growth. However, a lab test would need to be conducted by an accredited, Oregon Health Authority-approved lab. Please email mcfoodsafety@multco.us if you would like a copy of the accredited labs.

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