- The federal governments of both Canada and the United States have strictly defined standards for egg products. Great care must be taken in their handling because of the hazard of salmonella. Products other than shell eggs are pasteurized for this reason. Shell eggs have a limited shelf life and must be kept cool.
- Eggs are available in three broad categories:
- Shell eggs
- Liquid or frozen eggs
- Dried eggs
- The functions of eggs are many. Chief among these are structure, aeration, and tenderizing.