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University of Illinois Uses EggAnalyzer in Research

28 January 2013

US - The University of Illinois has reported that it recently purchased EggAnalyzer manufactured by ORKA Food Technology (better known as "EggTester.Com") and used it intensively for its research purposes.

Ms. Pam Utterback, Research Specialist at University of Illinois (1207 W. Gregory Dr. Urbana, IL 61801) gave the following report:

"We are doing a LARGE layer trial for which we need to perform Haugh Unit tests on about 1000 eggs each month. We are also doing A LOT of other egg parameter measurements during the same time period we are running the Haugh Units (such as specific gravity, egg grading by size, average egg weights, egg per cent solids, not to mention feeding and feed weigh back).

"The point of this being, I can not be everywhere doing everything at the same time. Skill is needed to obtain accurate Haugh Unit measurements by hand. And, even if the same person does all of the Haugh Units, there is still some subjectivity to the results.

"We are very happy with our new EggAnalyzer device. I can have any of the students that work with me run the machine with very little training, freeing me up to do more technical work on the trial. I don't have to worry about anything being transposed in the recording of data. And, it is fast; faster than having someone do all of the measurements the Egg Tester does in about 7 seconds.

"I have not used the software, but may try working with that in the future."

ORKA Food Technology recognizes the importance of the US market and is extremely proud of its customers' satisfaction.

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