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What are processed or pasteurized eggs?

Processed eggs are shell eggs that are broken by special machines and pasteurized before being further processed or packaged as liquid, frozen or dried eggs. Pasteurized eggs are exposed to high temperatures to eliminate any bacteria that may be present.

Pasteurized eggs are usually sold as liquid egg products or further processed as ingredients in the manufacturing of foods such as mayonnaise, noodles and baked goods. They are also used to make non-food items, including pharmaceuticals, shampoo, pet foods and adhesives.

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