Michael Foods, Minnetonka, Minn., re-launched its Papetti's pasteurized shell egg products in the foodservice marketplace, effective May 1.

"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," says 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. All pasteurized shell, liquid and dried egg products meet or exceed USDA requirements for pasteurization.