Microbial Spoilage Of Raw Eggs In Cottage Level Poultry Farm


  • Univ. T.M.B.U., Dept. Of Home Sc.-Food & Nutrition, Bhagalpur, India


In the hygienic territory area and healthy breeding conditions, the egg content is good enough for human consumption and free from microbes. But the egg shell surface can be contaminated by number of microorganisms, including the putative food spoilage microorganisms. Egg breaking systematically involves the contamination of egg white and egg yolk through contact with the spoiled shells, thus giving rise to highly perishable egg products. The aim of the present review is to propose a global overview on microbial spoilage of shell eggs. The spoilage characteristics, according to the type of the flora involved, and the methods already available for controlling, reducing or detecting spoilage events are described for eggs.


Bacterial spoilage; eggs; psychrotrophy; rotten egg

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