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Heather Catledge, Department of Public Health

 

Heather is the Special Formula & Food Package Nutritionist for DPH

I love eggs and cook with them all the time. Eggs are one of the best low cost protein sources that can be prepared in a short notice…and you can serve them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

If you feel the same way I do about eggs, I bet you are also constantly checking to see if the recent egg recall is affecting eggs bought and sold in Massachusetts.  So far, so good.  The eggs in the Commonwealth are safe to eat.  You can visit http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/shelleggsrecall/  for more information about the recall.  Though, recall or not, you must take special care with handling and preparing fresh eggs and egg products to avoid food poisoning. I’ve had food poisoning before and it was not good. 

So what can you do to stay safe if you’re an egg fan?  First, store eggs in their original carton in the coldest part of the refrigerator as soon as you get home from the grocery store.  When preparing eggs, wash your hands thoroughly along with all cooking utensils that will come in contact with raw egg material—and never eat raw or undercooked eggs.  Lastly, be sure to promptly refrigerate cooked egg dishes within 2 hours of cooking.

I plan on continuing to cook and eat eggs but I’m taking steps to be egg-safe in my kitchen. How has the egg recall affected you?

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