Quiz Show - TCS (temperature controlled for safety) or Shelf Stable? Dehydrated Watermelon

Updated: Jun 17

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.


Dried watermelon. Dehydrated in-house, time and temperature unknown. Shelf stable or TCS food?










Answer:

Yes, dried watermelon is a TCS food. Once cut open, watermelon is a TCS food and is required to be held under temperature control with a 7-day shelf life. So, putting this or any TCS food in a dehydrator without knowing the temperature and time out would not be safe or allowed.

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