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Research Project: Evaluation of Management of Laying Hens and Housing Systems to Control Salmonella and Other Pathogenic Infections, Egg Contamination, and Product Quality

Location: ESQRU

Title: Understanding egg sanitizing systems sanitation

item Jones, Deana
item HENDRICKS, JEFFREY - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS, USDA)
item BARAJAS, VICTOR - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS, USDA)
item KARCHER, DARRIN - Purdue University

Submitted to: Extension Publications
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/21/2020
Publication Date: 4/27/2020
Citation: Jones, D.R., Hendricks, J., Barajas, V., Karcher, D.M. 2020. Understanding egg sanitizing systems sanitation. Extension Publications.

Interpretive Summary: All eggs processed under USDA Agricultural Marketing Service regulations must receive a sanitizer treatment before packaging. Sanitizer systems include liquid sanitizers or UV systems, which may be used exclusively or in tandem. Liquid sanitizers deliver liquid sanitizing compounds by sanitizer bars either within the washer immediately prior to the exit or self-contained sanitizer units immediately after the washer. All portions of sanitation systems must be available and accessible for assessment during pre-operational sanitation inspection. Sanitation systems must be clean each day prior to processing.

Technical Abstract: This training module is part of a suite focused on shell egg processing facility sanitation and pre-operational expectations. The current module focuses on the egg sanitizing systems within an egg processing facility. Experts have collaborated to develop and present the material for a wide audience with the intent of meeting a training need for both regulatory and egg industry personnel.