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Guidance Table

Table 3O

Soups and Sauces

Process-related biological, chemical, and physical hazards

Category Number Subcategory Storage Conditions Hazards Example Products
Soups, Sauces, Gravies 1 Dry Mixes, Powder 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,Glass (when product packed in glass) Noodle Soup, French Onion Soup, Bouillon Cubes, Bullion Powder, Brown Soup Base, Hollandaise Sauce, Turkey Gravy, Béarnaise Sauce, Beef Gravy
Soups, Sauces, Gravies 2 Base, paste Shelf-Stable Bacterial pathogen survival of a lethal treatment,Bacterial growth and/or toxin formation due to poor formulation 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 Chicken Base, Beef Base, Vegetable Base, Seafood Base, Turkey Base
Soups, Sauces, Gravies 3a Ready-to-Eat (RTE), Full Strength Liquid 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,Glass (when product packed in glass) Beef-based Soup, Stew, Chili, Chicken Soup, French Onion Soup, Mushroom Soup, Turkey Soup, Potato Soup, Chicken Broth, Consommé, Peanut Sauce, Stir-Fry Sauce, Black Bean Sauce, Chili Sauce, Tandoori Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Tortilla Soup, Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Tartar Sauce, Barbecue Sauce
Soups, Sauces, Gravies 3b Ready-to-Eat (RTE), Full Strength Liquid Frozen 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 Beef-based Soup, Stew, Chili, Chicken Soup, French Onion Soup, Mushroom Soup, Turkey Soup, Potato Soup, Chicken Broth, Consommé, Peanut Sauce, Stir-Fry Sauce, Black Bean Sauce, Chili Sauce, Tandoori Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Tortilla Soup, Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Tartar Sauce, Barbecue Sauce
Soups, Sauces, Gravies 4a Condensed (Concentrated), Liquid 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 Beef-based Soup, Stew, Chili, Chicken Soup, French Onion Soup, Mushroom Soup, Turkey Soup, Potato Soup, Chicken Broth, Consommé, Peanut Sauce, Stir-Fry Sauce, Black Bean Sauce, Chili Sauce, Tandoori Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Tortilla Soup, Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Tartar Sauce, Barbecue Sauce
Soups, Sauces, Gravies 4b Condensed (Concentrated), Liquid Frozen 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,Recontamination with environmental pathogens,Undeclared allergens - Incorrect label,Undeclared allergens - cross- contact,Chemical hazards due to mis- formulation (e.g. sulfites, yellow #5),Metal Beef-based Soup, Stew, Chili, Chicken Soup, French Onion Soup, Mushroom Soup, Turkey Soup, Potato Soup, Chicken Broth, Consommé, Peanut Sauce, Stir-Fry Sauce, Black Bean Sauce, Chili Sauce, Tandoori Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Tortilla Soup, Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Tartar Sauce, Barbecue Sauce