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Pressure Chamber Makes Egg Microcracks Shine - Video / USDA Agricultural Research Service

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Pressure Chamber Makes Egg Microcracks Shine

This video shows a prototype pressure chamber and camera system that finds very small cracks, called microcracks, in fresh eggshells. Cracks are a safety concern, because they potentially create a pathway for pathogens such as Salmonella to enter the egg.

News (February 13, 2009)
Magazine (February 2009)

View a short video clip. (0:16, 2009)

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