9 CFR § 590.516 - Sanitizing and drying of shell eggs prior to breaking.

§ 590.516 Sanitizing and drying of shell eggs prior to breaking.
Link to an amendment published at 85 FR 68680, Oct. 29, 2020.
Link to a correction published at 85 FR 81340, Dec. 16, 2020.

(a) Immediately prior to breaking, all shell eggs shall be spray rinsed with potable water containing an approved sanitizer of not less than 100 ppm nor more than 200 ppm of available chlorine or its equivalent. Alternative procedures may be approved by the Administrator in lieu of sanitizing shell eggs washed in the plant.

(b) Shell eggs shall be sufficiently dry at time of breaking to prevent contamination or adulteration of the liquid egg product from free moisture on the shell.

[60 FR 49170, Sept. 21, 1995]

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