Michael Foods is re-launching its Papetti's brand pasteurized shell egg products in the foodservice marketplace. Effective May 1, 2016, foodservice distributors and operators will be able to purchase these products for their businesses and operations.

"Pasteurized shell eggs provide the same taste as well as all the same use and flexibility of regular shell eggs without the food safety risk that can be associated with raw eggs," said Beth Peta, director of marketing for the commercial egg business. "Food safety is a top concern these days among restaurant operators. Papetti's pasteurized shell eggs eliminate the risk of Salmonella and other pathogens that can be present in regular shell eggs."

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According to a press release issued by Michael Foods, the company uses a thermal/heat process to pasteurize its products; no additives or chemicals are used.  All Michael Foods' pasteurized shell, liquid and dried egg products meet or exceed USDA requirements for pasteurization.

Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Michael Foods is a subsidiary of Post Holdings, which acquired the egg and food products company in June 2014. Prior to the acquisition, Michael Foods, was owned by a group that includes affiliates of GS Capital Partners, affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, and other investors.