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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: Equipo De Secado De Huevos

item Jones, Deana
item Garcia, Javier
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: 8/19/2022
Publication Date: 8/23/2022
Citation: Jones, D.R., Garcia, J.S., Hendricks, J., Barajas, V., Karcher, D.M. 2022. El Saneamiento de Huevos: Equipo De Secado De Huevos. Extension Publications.

Interpretive Summary: All eggs processed under USDA Agricultural Marketing Service must be reasonably dry before packaging. This is usually accomplished with egg drying equipment. The egg drying equipment within the egg processing facility must be clean each day prior to processing. As of January 2020, all portions of the egg drying equipment that generate, disperse, or divert the air to the eggs, as well as the rollers, are critical. This would include filters and screens associated with the blower unit. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service inspectors should inspect egg drying equipment, including blower units and filters daily.

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 drying system 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.