Egg products refer to processed or ready-to-use products made after shell eggs are broken and processed. Egg products for purchase include whole eggs, egg whites and egg yolks in frozen, refrigerated liquid and dried forms. They may also be included in products like cake and cookie mixes. Specialty egg products can be pre-peeled hard-boiled eggs, egg salad; and pre-cooked omelets, egg patties, quiches, scrambled eggs or fried eggs.
When purchasing egg products, check for containers that are tightly sealed and unopened. Although many egg products have been pasteurized, it is important to follow all cooking instructions to ensure maximum safety.