Public urged to comment on draft pasteurized liquid eggs standards

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Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is calling upon the public to comment on the suitability of the draft Pasteurised liquid eggs standard, DUS 2170: 2019 Pasteurized liquid eggs — Specification, for implementation.

UNBS developed the standard under Technical Committee UNBS/TC 2, [Food and Agriculture], Subcommittee SC 12, [Meat, poultry and processed products].

The Draft Uganda Standard, DUS 2170: 2019 Pasteurized liquid eggs — Specification, specifies the requirements, testing and sampling methods for pasteurized liquid eggs obtained from domesticated birds for human consumption.

The draft standard requires that the pasteurized liquid eggs;

  • Must be fit for human consumption, homogeneous, practically free from shell fragments, antibiotics residues and foreign matter.
  • Taste, colour and odour shall be natural and characteristic of each product.
  • The eggs used shall be from farm, not be unhatched eggs from incubators or cracked eggs, not be contaminated with the egg content of dirty eggs.
  • The eggs, before breaking, shall be properly washed, dried and cooled, if necessary.
  • Shall have a uniform yellow, white or orange-yellow colour and a smooth, uniform, and free flowing material.
  • Retain the original properties of fresh egg, like solubility of protein, aerating capacity, binding power and palatability.
  • Be free from unpleasant flavours.
  • Be free from discoloration, and other extraneous matter

More requirements are specified in the draft standard that is available on the UNBS website via https://unbs.go.ug/alerts.php?src=dsp (4th on the list).

The public is free to comment on the draft standard up to January 18, 2020.

The comments can be made using the comment form and the request letter guides on how and where the comment form should be submitted.

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards, quality products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.