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Are your eggs pasteurized?

No, we do not pasteurize our eggs. Pasteurization is a process of heating food to specific high temperature, for a pre-determined time, to reduce pathogens. Our eggs are not heated in this way. We distribute them fresh. 

What we do to ensure our eggs are always clean and safe is to use a light, organic-approved detergent to wash the shells, along with hot water. These cleaning agents do an excellent job of cleaning the dirt off the shells. 

After our eggs are washed, we then sanitize them with a mild chlorine solution. We monitor critical control points like wash- and rinse-water temperature, detergent levels and cooler temperatures, to ensure that our eggs are safe and clean.