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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: El Saneamiento de Huevos: Cinta Transportadora Agrícola

item Jones, Deana
item Garcia, Javier
item HENDRICKS, JEFFREY - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS, USDA)
item BARAJAS, VICTOR - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS, USDA)
item HEITSCHMIDT, JERRY - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item KARCHER, DARRIN - Purdue University

Submitted to: Extension Reports
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/19/2022
Publication Date: 8/23/2022
Citation: Jones, D.R., Garcia, J.S., Hendricks, J., Barajas, V., Heitschmidt, J., Karcher, D.M. 2022. El Saneamiento de Huevos: Cinta Transportadora Agrícola. Extension Reports. Available:

Interpretive Summary: The farm belt is the portion of the processing line that conveys eggs from the production houses to the processing facility. In some facilities there may be additional conveyor systems that accomplish getting the eggs to the accumulator. These systems will be reviewed for sanitation in conjunction with the farm belt and will have similar non-critical areas. As of January 2020, all portions of the farm belt within the processing facility are included in pre-operational sanitation inspection.

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 farm belt 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.