September 23, 2009
Further expanding the nation's options for safe foods, egg safety leader National Pasteurized Eggs (NPE) (www.safeeggs.com) today announced that it is now producing the industry's first cage-free pasteurized shell egg to serve the foodservice industry and consumers throughout the United States.
Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is serving the cage-free pasteurized shell eggs that are free from salmonella to its faculty, guests and 28,000 students in its dining halls and other foodservice outlets. NPE's award-winning pasteurized shell eggs are processed using a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved patented pasteurization process recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to inactivate the Salmonella and avian influenza virus. The FDA estimates 2.3 million eggs contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis were sold last year.