Egg Safety

By Paige and Kierra

Proper Selection

• Ignoring the color (different hens produce different colors but they taste the same)

• Check for cracks on the eggs in the store

• At home use a water egg test (place an egg in warm water. A good egg will sink a bad egg will float)

Safe Handling Procedures

Safe Handling

Pretty basic, all you have to do is wash your hands before and after you touch the egg

Preparation Concern

• Use an egg separator instead of pooling the egg (Bacteria could be on the outside of the shell, which you could be contaminated from, so do not pool your egg)

• Do not use the shell of the egg to remove broken pieces from the food

• Eggs should be heated to 160 degrees to kill of the possibility of salmonella

Storage

• Store eggs at 45 degrees or less

• Store eggs in carton

• USDA suggests no more than 5 weeks before the quality of the egg starts to go down

• Do not store eggs next to ready to eat meals to avoid cross contamination

Associated Contaminates

Salmonella~ This is located on the inside of the shell. You could be contaminated with salmonella by eating raw eggs in food such as cookie dough.

Recent Recall

April 13, 2015 salmonella outbreak, owners Jack DeCoster and son Peter were sentenced for 3 months of jail. 1,939 people obtained the illness through the outbreak. But 56,000,000 people were sickened. The company paid a $6.8 million fine and the DeCoster's each had to pay $100,000.

Consumer Responsibility

In an event of recall, either throw them out immediately or take them back to the store.