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Vol. 8, Issue 7 (2019)

Evaluation of chicken egg quality collected from different marketing channels in Proddatur, YSR Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh

Author(s):
K Venkatesh, RSD Gupta, D Maheswara Reddy, G Navya and J Naveen
Abstract:
47The present study was designed to know the quality of chicken eggs collected from different marketing channels viz., Wholesale shops, Retailers and Interior Vendors in Proddatur town of Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. A total of 360 eggs were collected randomly and evaluated for external and internal quality parameters viz., egg weight, volume, specific gravity, shape index, cleanliness, shell soundness, shell texture, shell thickness, Albumen index, Haugh Unit and Yolk Index. Results revealed that eggs collected from interior vendors recorded significantly (P<0.05) poor external and internal quality parameters. Within the interior vendors 18.33% eggs were under weight, 26.66% eggs were dirty, 16.66% eggs were cracky, 12.5% have rough texture, 18.33% eggs have lower specific gravity, 11.58% were spherical shaped, 17.58% were elongated, 14.16% have lower shell thickness, 13.33% eggs have lower Albumen index and Haugh Unit and 19.16% eggs have lower Yolk index. Based on the results, it was concluded that eggs collected from interior vendors in Proddatur region have poor external and internal quality when compared to wholesalers and retailers.
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How to cite this article:
K Venkatesh, RSD Gupta, D Maheswara Reddy, G Navya, J Naveen. Evaluation of chicken egg quality collected from different marketing channels in Proddatur, YSR Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(7):728-733.

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