Eggs make a recurrent appearance in our everyday diet, especially in breakfast. Even those who avoid meats, may eat eggs for their protein fix. Eggs are a great food for a healthy diet, but on the downside, the contaminated lot may cause foodborne illnesses like diarrhea, vomiting and food poisoning. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that 79,000 cases of foodborne illness and 30 deaths each year are caused by eating eggs contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The food regulatory body also suggests that not just rotten eggs, even fresh eggs with uncracked shells may contain the bacteria.
Wash hands, utensils, equipment, and work surfaces after they come in contact with raw eggs.
Protect yourself and your family by following these expert tips for safe handling of eggs.