Egg Safety

By Barak Shapiro – bio|email

Benton, La (KSLA) – Most people love them... either scrambled, sunny side up, fried or your own style.  The centers for disease control says that properly cooked eggs are one of nature's most nutritious foods.  But, if you're not careful you might get salmonella.Here are some easy tips to avoid that.  When you bring eggs home from the store make sure to put them in the refrigerator.  If any are cracked throw them out and according to Terry Foster from the LSU Ag Center eggs have about a 3 week shelf life.  Lastly, this contamination of salmonella is coming from within the egg. Therefore, Foster recommends that you cook your eggs fully and stay away from foods that have raw egg in them.

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