During calendar year 2008 through December, shell eggs broken totaled 2.05 billion dozen, up 3% from the comparable period in 2007, the department says in its January 30 Egg Products report.

To date, cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in 2008 was 2.68 billion pounds, up 3% from 2007.

Data presented in this report were compiled from Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection reports.