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on June 6, 2014

Inactivating avian influenza, Newcastle viruses in egg products

Pasteurization time, temperature standards for controlling Salmonella were found to be adequate for avian influenza and Newcastle disease viruses inactivation in most egg products.

Newcastle disease and avian influenza (AI) are caused by heat labile, enveloped RNA viruses which, according to Dr. David E. Swayne center director, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in Athens, Georgia, are relatively easy to kill. Swayne told the audience at the International Egg Commission meeting…

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