Eggs can be a part of a healthy diet. However, they are perishable just like raw meat, poultry, and fish. To be safe, they must be properly refrigerated and cooked.
- Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Salmonella from Eggs: CDC
A bacterium, Salmonella Enteritidis, can be on both the outside and inside of eggs that appear to be normal, and if the eggs are eaten raw or undercooked, the bacterium can cause illness.
- Coloring Eggs
MDH food safety fact sheet on handling eggs safely before, during, and after the hunt.
- Egg Product Preparation: USDA
USDA fact sheets on egg and egg product safety.
- Eggs and Egg Products: Foodsafety.gov
Food safety information on handling and preparing eggs safely from foodsafety.gov.
- Homemade Eggnog: Make it Safely: Foodsafety.gov
This will help you update eggnog recipes to avoid the risk of foodborne illness.
- Playing it Safe With Eggs: What Consumers Need to Know: FDA
The US FDA fact sheet about eggs.