Eggs and Salmonella

Eggs and Salmonella

Next on the list of risky foods are eggs, which have been linked to 352 outbreaks of food borne illness. Contamination in eggs is almost always because of the bacteria salmonella. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that for every reported case of salmonella, 38 cases go unreported. You might be wondering how those bacteria get inside an egg. The most prevalent type of salmonella infects the ovaries of hens that lay the eggs. “The best way to protect yourself is to cook your eggs so they are not soft or runny.”

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