An auger assembly suitable for use with a food separator is provided with
a removable brush. The auger assembly includes an auger defining a
channel around the crest thereof. A brush is received in the channel and
defining a flange at each end thereof. First and second retaining clips
are removably attached to opposite ends of the auger, with each retaining
clip defining an opening therethrough that receives a respective flange
to secure the brush within the channel.