Egg Safety Tips
Practice safe food-handling when it comes to preparing your eggs. This includes:
- Thoroughly cleaning your hands, as well as the surfaces and utensils that come into contact with raw eggs.
- Separating eggs from other foods in your grocery cart and grocery bags.
- Keeping eggs refrigerated at all times.
- Discard cracked or dirty eggs.
- Eggs should be cooked until the white and yolk are firm, or until you reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Do not keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than two hours.
- Refrigerate unused or leftover egg-containing foods promptly.
- Avoid eating raw eggs.
For more information you can visit the Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety website at: www.fda.gov or call 1-888-INFO-FDA. Additional information is available at: www.eggsafety.org or contact the Egg Safety Media Hotline at 404-367-2761.