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Pasteurization Benefits for Eggs and Other Foods >

On 06.10.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

Here at Davidson’s™ we are proud to offer safe, high-quality eggs to our customers. There are many factors that contribute to our superior quality including sourcing farm-fresh eggs from USDA-inspected farms and only using USDA-certified grade AA eggs—the highest grade available. Additionally, our patented pasteurization process eliminates the risk of Salmonella and other bacteria that lead to spoiling and foodborne illness. As a result, our eggs have been tested and approved by the American Culinary Federation for superior quality and flavor. What is pasteurization? While pasteurization is one of the things that make our eggs different, we are among many other items in the grocery store that also use heat treatment to improve quality. Originally developed in France as a way to preserve the taste Read More >

Eggs: Safe from Avian Flu? >

On 05.04.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

Do news reports about outbreaks of avian flu or “bird flu” have you wondering? Recent news of avian flu findings in North America began appearing in December, 2014.  According to Agri-Pulse (April 23, 2015), “The H5N2 strain of avian influenza was first confirmed in January in the Pacific Northwest and has since spread to the Midwest, and recently to Iowa, the nation’s top egg-producing state.” Avian flu was also confirmed to have spread to Nebraska. On May 14, Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts, declared a state of emergency due to the avian flu outbreak, joining Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa as states that have taken the same action so far. As many as 47 million birds have been affected by the virus, and egg prices continue to Read More >

What is pasteurized? >

On 04.22.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

Many people hear the word pasteurized and wonder exactly what it involves. The term pasteurized refers to the all-natural technique of applying heat to food products for a precise period of time. The goal? To eliminate bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Some of the most commonly pasteurized foods are: Milk Cheese Yogurt Eggs Juice Butter Ice Cream Honey Almonds and other nuts Vinegars Wine & beer Lobster meat Crab meat The Salmonella factor Did you know? Salmonella bacteria are the number-one culprits of foodborne illness. Animals, such as chickens, can harbor the bacteria without showing signs of sickness. This means any part of an unpasteurized egg can harbor Salmonella bacteria. According to analysis by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), one in every 50 Read More >

Made Safer…Naturally >

On 12.08.2010 by Chantel Arsenault

Safest Choice™ pasteurizes shell eggs using a patented all-natural warm water bath process. The process starts with the arrival of clean, farm-fresh eggs. These come from pre-approved, family owned and operated, USDA certified and inspected farms. Next, carriers transport the eggs to our clean, warm water bath pasteurizer. The eggs continue through the bath at exact time and temperatures to assure accurate pasteurization. They are conveyed out of the bath and through an automatic waxing unit which applies a food grade wax over the egg shell. That acts as a seal to protect from absorption of any cross-contaminants that otherwise could pass through the egg shell’s thousands of open pores. Finally, the eggs receive a red Circle ‘P’ stamp identifying them as pasteurized using the Read More >