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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 packaging systems 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: 1/30/2022
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: In this module, the non-critical areas of packing systems including overwrapping, case packing, case sealing and palletizing will be identified and discussed. The critical components that entail cartons, cases and overwrap films will be discussed in the storage areas module.

Technical Abstract: There are many styles and configurations for egg movement systems. It is important to familiarize yourself with each egg processing system you encounter to ensure the egg movement systems are effectively evaluated before processing begins each day. Keep in mind, in any system, egg contact areas and associated components are critical.