Temperature Controlled for Safety (TCS) Foods or Potentially Hazardous Foods
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-Temperature Controlled for Safety (Non-TCS) Foods or Non- Potentially Hazardous Foods
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.