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

Updated: May 31

The term 'TCS' is often used to refer to food that either requires temperature or time control for food safety. 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?










Answer:

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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