Patent Number: 6,165,538

Title: Pasteurized in-shell chicken eggs

Abstract: A method of pasteurizing in-shell chicken eggs by heating eggs until a central portion of the yolks of the eggs is at a temperature between 128.degree. F. to 138.5.degree. F. That temperature is maintained and controlled for times within parameter line A and parameter line B of FIG. 1 and sufficient that any Salmonella species present in the yolk is reduced by at least 5 logs but insufficient that an albumen functionality of the egg measured in Haugh units is substantially less than the albumen functionality of a corresponding unpasteurized in-shell egg.

Inventors: Davidson; Leon John (Laconia, NH)

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International Classification: A23B 5/005 (20060101); A23L 1/32 (20060101); A23L 001/32 (); A23L 003/16 (); A23B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017