September egg product output up 9% from year ago

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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WASHINGTON — The total amount of edible liquid product from shell eggs broken in September was 234,291,000 lbs, up 9% from a year ago and up 7% from August 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Egg Products report.

September production of edible whole eggs was 148,933,000 lbs, up 5% from a year ago; liquid whites were 56,399,000 lbs, up 19%; and liquid yolks were 28,959,000, up 13%.

Inedible product from shell eggs broken in September totaled 19,849,000 lbs, up 7% from September 2007.

Shell eggs broken in September totaled 179,209,000 dozen, up 9% from September 2007 and up 5% from August 2008, the U.S.D.A. said.

Edible liquid product produced in the January-September period totaled 2,012,022,000 lbs, up 3% from the same period of the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said. Liquid whole eggs totaled 1,276,360,000 lbs, up 2% from a year ago; liquid whites were 481,641,000 lbs, up 5%; liquid yolks were 254,021,000 lbs, up 3%; and inedible products were 174,799,000 lbs, up 2%.

Shell eggs broken in the January-September period totaled 1,542,308,000 dozen, up 3% from a year ago.

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