9 CFR § 590.570 - Pasteurization of liquid eggs.
(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 (°
||Minimum holding time requirements (
|Albumen (without use of chemicals)||134||3.5|
|Whole egg blends (less than 2 percent added nonegg ingredients)||142||3.5|
|Fortified whole egg and blends (24-38 percent egg solids, 2-12 percent added nonegg ingredients)||144||3.5|
|Salt whole egg (with 2 percent or more salt added)||146||3.5|
|Sugar whole egg (2-12 percent sugar added)||142||3.5|
|Sugar yolk (2 percent or more sugar added)||146||3.5|
|Salt yolk (2-12 percent salt added)||146||3.5|
1 Pasteurization of egg products not listed in this table shall be in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section.
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