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on September 25, 2009

National Pasteurized Eggs offering salmonella-free eggs

Texas Tech first to serve company's salmonella-free, cage-free eggs

Further expanding the nation's options for safe foods, National Pasteurized Eggs is now producing cage-free pasteurized shell egg to serve the foodservice industry and consumers throughout the United States.

Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is serving the cage-free pasteurized shell eggs that are free from salmonella, according to the company, to its faculty, guests and 28,000 students in its dining halls and other foodservice outlets. NPE's pasteurized shell eggs are processed using a Food and Drug Administration-approved patented pasteurization process recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inactivate the salmonella bacteria and avian influenza virus.

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