Michael Foods is re-launching its Papetti's pasteurized shell egg products in the foodservice marketplace. Effective May 1, foodservice distributors and operators will be able to purchase these products for their businesses and operations.

"Pasteurized shell eggs provide the same taste as well as all the same use and flexibility of regular shell eggs without the food safety risk that can be associated with raw eggs," said Beth Peta, director of marketing for the Commercial Egg business. "Food safety is a top concern these days among restaurant operators.  Papetti's pasteurized shell eggs eliminate the risk of salmonella and other pathogens that can be present in regular shell eggs."

Michael Foods uses a thermal/heat process to pasteurize its products; no additives or chemicals are used.  All Michael Foods' pasteurized shell, liquid and dried egg products meet or exceed USDA requirements for pasteurization, according to the company.