New methods for sanitizing and pasteurizing shell eggs
A microwave system for pasteurizing table eggs and an egg sanitizing system utilizing hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet light may provide options for reducing food safety risks.
Bacterial contamination of table eggs continues to be a food safety risk for egg producers.
To reduce this risk, shell eggs for human consumption in the U.S. are washed and sanitized prior to being packed. In addition, a small percentage of shell eggs in the U.S. are pasteurized in hot…