Tcs food. Minimum internal temperature for poultry stuffing stuffed meat or seafood or pasta dishes that include previously cooked tcs ingredients. The more time bacteria spend in this zone the more opportunity they have to grow to unsafe levels. The temperature danger zone has its name for a reason. Servsafe food protection manager at study guide providing safe food foodborne illness is a disease carried or transmitted to people by food.
Foodborne illness outbreak is when two or more people experience the same illness after eating the. The temperature differs for each food but the fda recommends cooking food to the. Purchasing food from unsafe sources failing to cook food adequately holding food at incorrect temperatures practicing poor personal hygiene and using contaminated equipment. A tcs food is a type of food that is predisposed to pathogenic growth.
Bacteria need time to grow and grow rapidly when being held between 41f and 135f also known as the temperature danger zone. Tcs food is food that requires time and temperature control for safety. When working to prevent foodborne illness its important to recognize that some food items are more likely than others to become unsafe to eat. Tcs food is temperature control for safety food.
This food contains moisture and protein and has a neutral or slightly acidic ph. To reduce pathogens to safe levels cook tcs food to its minimum internal temperature and hold that temperature for a specific amount of time. Tcs food is food that requires time temperature control to prevent the growth of microorganisms and the production of toxins. Some foods grow bacteria more easily and quickly than other foods.