Monday, August 23, 2010

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs Important information

Important information regarding the the recalled eggs:

  • "Don’t eat recalled eggs or products containing recalled eggs. Recalled eggs might still be in grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers' homes. Consumers who have recalled eggs should discard them or return them to their retailer for a refund. Individuals who think they might have become ill from eating recalled eggs should consult their health care providers.

  • Keep shell eggs refrigerated at ≤45˚ F (≤7˚ C) at all times.

  • Discard cracked or dirty eggs.

  • Wash hands, cooking utensils, and food preparation surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw eggs.

  • Eggs should be cooked until both the white and the yolk are firm and eaten promptly after cooking.

  • Do not keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

  • Refrigerate unused or leftover egg- containing foods promptly.

  • Avoid eating raw eggs.

  • Avoid restaurant dishes made with raw or undercooked, unpasteurized eggs. Restaurants should use pasteurized eggs in any recipe (such as Hollandaise sauce or Caesar salad dressing) that calls for raw eggs.

  • Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs should be avoided, especially by young children, elderly persons, and person with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness."

  • This is a great page for consumer education  Egg safety .   

    The CDC also has information regarding Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Shell Eggs as well as general consumer information.

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