Potentially Hazardous Foods

Temperature Controlled for Safety (TCS) or Potentially Hazardous Foods


Potentially Hazardous Food - TCS


A food which supports the growth of disease-causing bacteria. If bacteria growth occurs, illness can result. Examples of such foods are: milk and milk products, hamburgers, chicken, burritos, chili, eggs, fish, cooked rice, cooked beans, egg rolls, cooked pasta, meat gravies, custard desserts and some cream-filled pastries and cut vegetables, i.e. lettuce, tomatoes, cantaloupe, bean sprouts.

Non-Potentially Hazardous Food - Non-TCS


A food which will not support the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Examples of such foods are: dry goods, dry cereals, dehydrated and un-reconstituted foods, candy bars, popcorn, potato chips, canned pop and sodas.