Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What is my risk of Salmonella from my breakfast?

I know the media has to make money with the news but they really know how to scare people don't they?!

EGGS ARE SAFE. In general anyway. As long as you cook your eggs entirely and wash your hands after handling raw eggs, the risk is minimal. Salmonella like most bacteria is killed when heated with cooking or with a microwave, it also can be washed off of your hands easily with soap and water if you wash your hands vigorously and for at least 20 seconds. Oh, and wash your reusable shopping bags at least once a month. 97% of people say they rarely or have never washed their reusable bags. You might want to get on that, I know I should get better about it. And as always, try to purchase eggs from hens that are from small farm producers that utilize fresh air and green space for their chickens. Cooped up chickens get sick easier and that can incubate increased bacteria loads in eggs.

The best way to ensure the best eggs is to collect eggs daily from your own healthy chickens from your own coop, but if that isn’t an option, you know where to find me :)

Better go grab some eggs from the nest for breakfast,


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