Quiz Show - TCS (temperature controlled for safety) or Shelf Stable? Fried Onions
Updated: Jun 21
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.
Crispy Fried Onions
Sliced onions, dredged in flour, salt, and garlic powder. Shelf-stable or TCS food?
This is a TCS food. Why? Because if there is a certain amount of water left in the onions after frying, bacteria can grow when held in the temperature danger zone 42F - 134F. To
hold this the temperature danger zone, you would need lab tests to prove it was safe or put it on a 4-hour time as a control agreement.