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Processors who convert shell eggs into egg products. Breaking plants are under strict U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Breaking plants use a fascinating array of modern equipment to break eggs and separate the shell, white and yolk.

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