9 CFR 590.570 - Pasteurization of liquid eggs.

§ 590.570 Pasteurization of liquid eggs.

(a) Pasteurization facilities: The facilities for pasteurization of egg products shall be adequate and of approved construction so that all products will be processed as provided for in this section. Pasteurization equipment for liquid egg product shall include a holding tube, an automatic flow diversion valve, thermal controls, and recording devices to determine compliance for pasteurization as set forth in paragraph (b) of this section. The temperature of the heated liquid egg product shall be continuously and automatically recorded during the process.

(b) Pasteurizing operations: Every particle of all products must be rapidly heated to the required temperature and held at that temperature for the required minimum holding time as set forth in this section. The temperatures and holding times listed in Table I of this section are minimum. The product may be heated to higher temperatures and held for longer periods of time. Pasteurization procedures shall assure complete pasteurization, and holding, packaging, facilities and operations shall be such as to prevent contamination of the product.

Table I - Pasteurization Requirements 1

Liquid egg product Minimum temperature requirements (°F.) Minimum holding time requirements (Minutes)
Albumen (without use of chemicals) 134 3.5
132 6.2
Whole egg 140 3.5
Whole egg blends (less than 2 percent added nonegg ingredients) 142 3.5
140 6.2
Fortified whole egg and blends (24-38 percent egg solids, 2-12 percent added nonegg ingredients) 144 3.5
142 6.2
Salt whole egg (with 2 percent or more salt added) 146 3.5
144 6.2
Sugar whole egg (2-12 percent sugar added) 142 3.5
140 6.2
Plain yolk 142 3.5
140 6.2
Sugar yolk (2 percent or more sugar added) 146 3.5
144 6.2
Salt yolk (2-12 percent salt added) 146 3.5
144 6.2

1 Pasteurization of egg products not listed in this table shall be in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section.

(c) Other methods of pasteurization may be approved by the Administrator when such treatments give equivalent effects to those specified in paragraph (b) of this section for those products or other products and results in a salmonella negative product.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS

§ 1031 - Congressional statement of findings

§ 1032 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 1033 - Definitions

§ 1034 - Inspection of egg products

§ 1035 - Sanitary operating practices in official plants

§ 1036 - Pasteurization and labeling of egg products at official plants

§ 1037 - Prohibited acts

§ 1038 - Cooperation with appropriate State and other governmental agencies; utilization of employees; reimbursement

§ 1039 - Eggs and egg products not intended for use as human food; inspection; denaturing or otherwise identifying

§ 1040 - Recordkeeping requirements; persons required to maintain records; scope of disclosure; access to records

§ 1041 - Enforcement provisions

§ 1042 - Reporting of violation to United States attorney for institution of criminal proceedings; procedure; presentation of views

§ 1043 - Rules and regulations; administration and enforcement

§ 1044 - Exemption of certain activities

§ 1045 - Limitation on entry of eggs and egg products and other materials into official plants

§ 1046 - Imports

§ 1047 - Refusal or withdrawal of inspection services; hearing; grounds; person deemed to have responsible connection with business; finality of order of Secretary; judicial review; other provisions for refusal of services unaffected

§ 1048 - Administrative detention of violative articles; duration; release; removal of official marks

§ 1049 - Seizure and condemnation proceedings

§ 1050 - Jurisdiction of district courts; United States as plaintiff in enforcement and restraining proceedings; subpenas for witnesses

§ 1051 - Other Federal laws applicable for administration and enforcement of chapter; prosecution of inquiries; exercise of jurisdiction

§ 1052 - State or local regulation

§ 1053 - Inspection and administration costs

§ 1054 - Annual report to Congressional committees

§ 1055 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1056 - Separability