Eggs – What’s the FDA recommended sous vide temperature for in-shell egg pasteurization


My problem

I am trying to figure out the official FDA guideline for time and temperature of in-shell egg pasteurization process in heated water (sous vide).

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My Question

What are official FDA guidelines for temperatures and times for home egg pasteurization in sous vide?

Best Answer

Here's an answer from the FDA website for pasteurizing whole eggs:

Egg pasteurization uses a water bath and motion to ensure that whole eggs are pasteurized without cooking the eggs.

Egg whites coagulate at 140 °F. Therefore, heating an egg above 140 °F would cook the egg, so processors pasteurize the egg in the shell at 130 °F for 45 minutes.