Looking for Quick and Easy Meals? Try Egg Products

Egg products offer a great option for meals and snacks when it’s not always convenient to fix shell eggs.  These products include whole eggs, egg whites and egg yolks in frozen, refrigerated liquid and dried forms. Liquid and dried egg whites go through a pasteurization step, killing any microorganisms that may be present in the eggs.

Want a quick, nutritious breakfast?   Try pre-cooked omelets, egg patties and quiches.  Simply reheat and eat.

Prefer egg white omelets?  Use liquid egg whites to avoid having to figure out what to do with the egg yolks.

Looking for extra protein for in your smoothie?  Avoid raw eggs and use liquid or dried egg whites which are pasteurized and safe to use.

Need a quick pick-me-up during a busy day?  Keep pre-peeled, hard-boiled eggs on hand.

Planning meals for a camping trip, hiking or boating?  Pack lightweight dried eggs that need no refrigeration.

Remember these tips when buying and cooking with egg products:

  • When purchasing egg products, check for containers that are tightly sealed and unopened.
  • Although egg products have been pasteurized, it is important to follow all cooking instructions to ensure maximum safety.
  • Liquid egg products should be refrigerated at all timesand eaten within two to six days of purchase, or they can be frozen.
  • Refrigerated liquid eggs can be place unopened in the freezer and stored for up to one year. Defrost only as needed, as frozen eggs cannot be refrozen once thawed. To defrost, place unopened containers in the refrigerator or under cold water and use within three days of thawing.
  • After dried egg products are mixed with water they must be used immediately. Or the reconstituted eggs can be refrigerated in a tightly-sealed container and used within four days.

All egg products are required by law to be pasteurized and the safety of egg products is regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service, through the Egg Products Inspection Act.

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