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Question:

Which of the following is NOT considered a "TCS food"?

A Bread
explanation

Explanation: Cooked (baked) bread is not a TCS food because it does not require time and temperature control for safety. We cook food to kill the microorganisms that cause foodborne illness. We also limit the amount of time that foods are in temperatures that allow or encourage microorganisms to multiply. But some foods do not need time and temperature control for safety and are not considered a TCS food. Cooked bread is not a TCS food because the microorganisms have already been killed. Microorganisms also need moisture to multiply. Cooked bread does not contain much moisture and therefore does not need to be controlled with temperature. Many dehydrated foods can be exposed to unsafe temperatures for long periods of time because they do not contain enough moisture for microorganisms to thrive.