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UV Light Reduces Foodborne Illnesses from Eggs, Study Says

According to a FarmingUK Team, ultraviolet light could be used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on egg shells thereby reducing foodborne illnesses, according to new research. Scientists in the US say their work shows that pulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies used by the sector. They believe the technique would be an effective antimicrobial treatment, especially so in the US where 9% of all foodborne illnesses are associated with eggs. Paul Patterson, professor of poultry science at Penn State University, said the study was unique because it scaled up…
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