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Research Project: Reducing Pathogen Contamination Risks and Improving Quality Attributes of Eggs and Egg Products through Housing System Management and Egg Handling Practices

Location: Egg and Poultry Production Safety Research Unit

Title: Understanding egg processing cooler sanitation

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

Submitted to: Extension Publications
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/3/2022
Publication Date: 1/27/2022
Citation: Jones, D.R., Hendricks, J., Warnock, J., Karcher, D. 2022. Understanding egg processing cooler sanitation. Extension Publications.

Interpretive Summary: In this module, egg coolers will be discussed. On the USDA sanitation report, egg coolers are critical whether storing nest run or processed eggs. Unsatisfactory findings in coolers may not prevent processing from beginning, but impacted cooler areas may not be used until findings are corrected.

Technical Abstract: There are many styles and configurations for egg coolers. It is important to familiarize yourself with each egg processing facility you encounter to ensure the egg coolers are effectively evaluated before processing begins each day.