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What is the pasteurization temperature of egg?

(a) 140F for 2 minutes

(b) 145F for 2 minutes

(c) 145F for 3 minutes

(d) 140F for 3 minutes

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Origin of the question is Heat Transfer Applications in section Heat Transfer Applications of Food Processing Unit Operations

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Right option is (d) 140F for 3 minutes

The best I can explain: Eggs are pasteurized to destroy Salmonella enteritidi at 140F for 3 minutes. This process had no adverse effect on the protein stability, foam stability and foam volume of albumen during storage.

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