Quiz Show - TCS (temperature controlled for safety) or Shelf Stable? Anchovies (packed in salt)

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.

Canned anchovies. This is a frequently asked question because the salt content is high, so folks think that it is immune to bacterial growth. So does this have a 7-day shelf life and need to be kept 41F or less?


Yes, canned anchovies are a TCS food requiring temperature control and date marking. If you strongly believe it to be shelf stable, you can ask for that documentation from the manufacturer.

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