Classification of bacteria from commercial egg washers and washed and unwashed eggs.

  • Wanda Moats
  • Published 1980 in Applied and environmental microbiology


A total of 432 bacterial isolates from washed and unwashed eggs, egg-washer surfaces, and washwaters from five egg-grading plants in Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania were classified. Counts on equipment surfaces showed considerable variation from plant to plant, reflecting care used in cleaning. Unwashed eggs had a higher percentage of gram-positive… (More)


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