Step 6 – Egg Inspection
After we wash and sterilize the eggs, they’re inspected by a series of systems. A specialized camera detects the smallest spots of dirt or stains left on the egg. The computer remembers that egg and sends it back around via conveyor belt to wash and sterilize again. If the egg doesn’t meet our high standards at this point, the computer will send it off to go to the breaking plant where we’ll pasteurize and further process the liquid egg. The other inspections include check detecting and interior detection which remove the eggs that may have a hairline crack or an abnormality inside the egg. Again, the computer will re-route this egg in order to maintain only perfect eggs to be packaged. Finally, the last step in this process is to dry the eggs.
Prior to packing, the eggs are weighed in order to determine its’ size. All the while, the computer is managing 86,000 eggs per hour – remembering each egg, where it needs to go, and what kind of carton it belongs in and so on. JS West processes more than a million eggs a day, making sure we have only fresh, safe, wholesome eggs for you and your family.