November 14, 2017

Egg processing involves:

  • Washing to remove contaminants such as manure and blood
  • Removing eggs with abnormal shapes or other defects
  • Holding eggs to a concentrated light (candling) to identify internal defects
  • Grading according to characteristics such as quality and weight
  • Packaging to ensure safe shipment and enhanced product appearance
  • Labeling with the Plant Code, as well as Packing and Sell By dates
  • Including other relevant labels, like nutritional facts, a “keep refrigerated” advisory and the UEP Certified logo
  • Storing in refrigeration prior to transport
  • Transporting from the farm at a temperature of 45˚ F

See also Candling, Grading, Inline processing, Further processing