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Guidance Table

Table 3K

Multi-Component Foods

Process-related biological, chemical, and physical hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Multi-component foods 1a Entrees Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Vegetarian Lasagna, Pizza, Cheese Enchiladas, Bean Burritos; Tandoori Vegetables, Vegetable Stew, Baked Ziti, Teriyaki Bowl, Vegetable Pot Pie, Meat Analogue Chili
Multi-component foods 1b Entrees Frozen Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Vegetarian Lasagna, Pizza, Cheese Enchiladas, Bean Burritos; Tandoori Vegetables, Vegetable Stew, Baked Ziti, Teriyaki Bowl, Vegetable Pot Pie, Meat Analogue Chili
Multi-component foods 1c Entrees Frozen NOT Ready-to-Eat (NRTE) Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Vegetarian Lasagna, Pizza, Cheese Enchiladas, Bean Burritos; Tandoori Vegetables, Vegetable Stew, Baked Ziti, Teriyaki Bowl, Vegetable Pot Pie, Meat Analogue Chili
Multi-component foods 2a Side Dishes Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese and Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Bean Casserole, Corn with Butter Sauce, Mixed Vegetables with Teriyaki Sauce, French Fries, Hash Browned Potatoes, Potato Pancakes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
Multi-component foods 2b Side Dishes Frozen Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese and Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Bean Casserole, Corn with Butter Sauce, Mixed Vegetables with Teriyaki Sauce, French Fries, Hash Browned Potatoes, Potato Pancakes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
Multi-component foods 2c Side Dishes Frozen NOT Ready-to-Eat (NRTE) Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese and Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Bean Casserole, Corn with Butter Sauce, Mixed Vegetables with Teriyaki Sauce, French Fries, Hash Browned Potatoes, Potato Pancakes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
Multi-component foods 3 Deli Salads Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to poor formulation control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Three Bean Salad, Redskin Potato Salad, Egg Salad, Pasta Salad, Crunchy Broccoli Salad, Cole Slaw
Multi-component foods 4a Lunch Dishes Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich, Black Bean Burger, Croissant Sandwiches, Spinach Feta Sandwiches, Soy Meat Alternative Sandwiches
Multi-component foods 4b Lunch Dishes Frozen Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich, Black Bean Burger, Croissant Sandwiches, Spinach Feta Sandwiches, Soy Meat Alternative Sandwiches
Multi-component foods 4c Lunch Dishes Frozen NOT Ready-to-Eat (NRTE) Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich, Black Bean Burger, Croissant Sandwiches, Spinach Feta Sandwiches, Soy Meat Alternative Sandwiches
Multi-component foods 5a Appetizers and Hors d ?Oeuvres Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Mozzarella Sticks, Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos, Toasted Ravioli, Vegetable Egg Rolls, Cream Cheese Wontons, Stuffed Potato Skins
Multi-component foods 5b Appetizers and Hors d ?Oeuvres Frozen Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Mozzarella Sticks, Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos, Toasted Ravioli, Vegetable Egg Rolls, Cream Cheese Wontons, Stuffed Potato Skins
Multi-component foods 5c Appetizers and Hors d ?Oeuvres Frozen NOT Ready-to-Eat (NRTE) Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Mozzarella Sticks, Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos, Toasted Ravioli, Vegetable Egg Rolls, Cream Cheese Wontons, Stuffed Potato Skins
Multi-component foods 6a Breakfast Items Refrigerated Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to reduced oxygen packaging,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Recontamination due to lack of container integrity,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Tofu Scramble, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Wrap, Spinach Feta Quiche, Egg, Sausage and Cheese Biscuits
Multi-component foods 6b Breakfast Items Frozen Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Tofu Scramble, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Wrap, Spinach Feta Quiche, Egg, Sausage and Cheese Biscuits
Multi-component foods 6c Breakfast Items Frozen NOT Ready-to-Eat (NRTE) Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to lack of time/temperature control,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Tofu Scramble, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Wrap, Spinach Feta Quiche, Egg, Sausage and Cheese Biscuits
Multi-component foods 7 Meals (Entrees, Breakfast Items) Dehydrated Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Lentil Stew, Vegetarian Chili, Pasta Alfredo, Pasta Primavera, Tortilla Soup, Southwestern Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Breakfast Skillet,
Multi-component foods 8 Side Dishes Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Macaroni and Cheese, Potatoes Au Gratin, Seasoned Stuffing Mix, Seasoned Grain Blends, Stuffing Mix, Flavored Rice