Because eggs are will protected in their shell, health concerns used to be centred around the shell’s contents. Today’s trend is that the whole egg is considered ‘food’, even though nobody actually eats the ‘package’. Developments in machinery design can help to maintain egg shell integrity and deliver more healthy eggs.
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Keywords: Eggs, egg grading, hygiene, UV light, egg shells