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Q: Can I sell cheesecake since it is baked?

A: No. Cheesecake is considered a potentially hazardous food and is not an allowed cottage food. There is not enough sugar in most cheesecake recipes to make it shelf stable even if it is baked. Eggs and creamcheeese have a low acidity level and high moisture content. When baked cheesecake is left at room temperature, conditions are ripe for bacteria to multiply and cause foodborne illness.


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