Pasteurized Farm Fresh Eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by BigMike0601, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. BigMike0601

    BigMike0601 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope this is the right area to post...I'm new to the whole chicken thing. Just ordered plans to build a coop and still learning alot. Question: A local farmer has farm fresh eggs that are pasteurized. Is it normal for 'farm fresh' eggs to be pasteurized? How are fresh eggs normally eaten? I was under the impression I could just grab an egg from the nest and eat it, is this wrong?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes you can grab an egg from the nest and eat it.

    I'm surprised that a farmer is pasteurizing eggs. Is it a big operation?

    Imp
     
  3. BigMike0601

    BigMike0601 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bigger operation than the demand I suppose. I didn't think that big, 50 hens or so...
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hmmm, I was thinking thousands and thousands.

    I was under the impression that pasteurizing fresh shell eggs was a difficult task. Not really one for at home. Things change or maybe they are playing a little loose with the definition. If you get a chance ask how they are doing it.

    Have fun getting chickens,
    Imp
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Pasteurized? Or pastured? Big difference.
     
  6. BBUTTER

    BBUTTER Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, it's probably supposed to say "pastured". That just means the hens were raised on pasture, not in a building or backyard. I sell pastured eggs, and people who are unfamiliar with it often call them pasteurized. Those are two completely different things.
     
  7. drott3

    drott3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never heard of pasteurized eggs.I must google that.
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Pasteurized eggs are available commercially. They are used for things like mayonnaise and eggnog that are made with raw eggs.

    I've seen them for sale in the local health foods store in smaller packages and in "milk" cartons.
     
  9. drott3

    drott3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did google it.Verry interesting.But not something thats going to happen with my eggs.
     
  10. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where I work uses pasteurized eggs. I find them to have weak shells and some have "spots" on them that look like grease spots.Weird....each egg has a stamped P on the top....really weird.
    The dietician said they have to buy pasteurized so they can "pool" eggs for cooking.Something to do with the law. [​IMG]
     

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