Ultra-violet treatment and MAP of eggs

18 December 2014

Researchers at the Università degli Studi di Bologna in Italy studied the effect of ultra-violet (UV) treatment alone and in combination with 100% CO2 modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on table eggs. The survival of naturally occurring bacteria was evaluated, as well as quality parameters of table eggs during storage.
The UV treatment was effective in reducing the total colony count on the surface of table eggs. MAP showed a great potential in maintaining/enhance the technological properties of egg constituents without significantly impacting on the microbial load of table eggs.
An article about the research is published in the Italian Journal of Food Safety.
Click here for the article (638 kB).

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