America’s egg farmers are continuing to work closely with government officials to help ensure the safety and quality of the egg supply. While potentially affected eggs have been identified and removed from store shelves, America’s egg farmers are urging people to thoroughly cook their eggs, as salmonella is destroyed by the heat of cooking.
Eggs should be cooked until the whites and yolks are firm or, for dishes containing eggs, until an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit is reached.
Thoroughly cooked eggs are thoroughly safe eggs, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In addition to thorough cooking, other safe food-handling practices include the following simple steps:
Source: American Egg Board
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