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Aug. 28, 2010

Egg safety and eating out
By Nancy Bufano, Food Technologist, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA

How can you make sure that eggs are safe when you’re eating out, especially with all of the egg recalls in the news?

Eggs on the griddleAccording to the CDC, public health officials have identified 26 restaurants or “event clusters” where more than one ill person with Salmonella Enteritidis has eaten (that’s the type of Salmonella associated with the current egg recalls).

Some people, such as children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems or debilitating illnesses, are at higher risk for a Salmonella infection and need to be particularly careful when eating out.

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