Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Salmonella from Eggs

According to the Center's for Disease there is a countrywide recall of shelled eggs because they found out that it had caused several outbreaks of Salmonella in California, Colorado and Minnesota. On August 13, 2010, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa conducted a nationwide voluntary recall.
Tips to reduce the risk of getting Salmonella from eggs
  • keep eggs refrigerated at <45f(<7c)>
  • 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 need to be eaten promptly after cooking
  • do not keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than 2 hours
  • refrigerate unused or leftover egg-containing food promptly
  • avoid restaurant dishes made with raw or undercooked, unpasteurized eggs
  • consumption of raw or undercooked eggs should be avoided especially by young children, elderly persons, persons with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness

Symptoms of Salmonella

  • diarrhea after 12-72 hours of ingestion of contaminated food or beverage
  • abdominal cramps with fever

illness may last for 4-7 days and most persons recover without antibiotic treatment.

Information for the Center's of Disease

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