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dc.contributor.authorKeerthirathne, Thilini Piushani
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Kirstin Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorFallowfield, Howard John
dc.contributor.authorWhiley, Harriet
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-28T03:24:49Z
dc.date.available2017-04-28T03:24:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-22
dc.identifier.citationKeerthirathne, T.P.; Ross, K.; Fallowfield, H.; Whiley, H. Reducing Risk of Salmonellosis through Egg Decontamination Processes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 335.en
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/37191
dc.descriptionThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).en
dc.description.abstractEggs have a high nutritional value and are an important ingredient in many food products. Worldwide foodborne illnesses, such as salmonellosis linked to the consumption of eggs and raw egg products, are a major public health concern. This review focuses on previous studies that have investigated the procedures for the production of microbiologically safe eggs. Studies exploring pasteurization and decontamination methods were investigated. Gamma irradiation, freeze drying, hot air, hot water, infra-red, atmospheric steam, microwave heating and radiofrequency heating are all different decontamination methods currently considered for the production of microbiologically safe eggs. However, each decontamination procedure has different effects on the properties and constituents of the egg. The pasteurization processes are the most widely used and best understood; however, they influence the coagulation, foaming and emulsifying properties of the egg. Future studies are needed to explore combinations of different decontamination methods to produce safe eggs without impacting the protein structure and usability. Currently, eggs which have undergone decontamination processes are primarily used in food prepared for vulnerable populations. However, the development of a decontamination method that does not affect egg properties and functionality could be used in food prepared for the general population to provide greater public health protection.en
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dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.rights© 2017 by the authorsen
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.subjectfoodborne illnessen
dc.subjectsalmonellosisen
dc.subjectpasteurizationen
dc.subjectdecontaminationen
dc.subjectegg propertiesen
dc.titleReducing Risk of Salmonellosis through Egg Decontamination Processesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14030335en
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local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupFallowfield, Howard John: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9156-8421en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWhiley, Harriet: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7176-9197en_US


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