Eggs are known to harbor the pathogen Salmonella enteritidis and sanitation safeguards are vital in food production because one infected egg can contaminate an entire batch of pooled-eggs. Irradiation provides this safeguard economically and reliably. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Salmonella can be passed on from the mother chicken to the inside of her egg and one in 10,000 eggs in the Northeast U.S. contains Salmonella bacteria.
FTSI’s irradiation process takes only minutes to pass gamma rays through the eggs. Nothing is retained in the eggs, the process cannot make the eggs radioactive and the temperature of the eggs is maintained. Energy from the gamma rays either eliminates microorganisms such as Salmonella directly or renders them incapable of reproducing. The dosage of gamma rays depends on the needs of the customer and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations.
The FTSI facility is unique in that it accommodates palletized and/or case lots of eggs (Visit our Virtual tour). This allows FTSI to process large volumes of eggs at low cost. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in obtaining a quote.