Egg Safety

Evaluating Egg Health 

  • Collect eggs daily and check for any abnormalities

    • Any cracked/broken eggs should not be eaten 

    • Do not eat excessively dirty eggs or ones contaminated with feces

    • Monitor for signs of illness such as:

      • Leathery shell appearance/ Wrinkled Eggs (sign of Infectious Bronchitis (IB))

      • Soft/Misshapen egg (sign of Avian Influenza or New Castle Disease)

      • Shell-less eggs (High Path Avian Influenza- Contact the State Veterinarian!)

  • Gently wash collected eggs to remove dirt

Storing Eggs

  • Storing eggs in the refrigerator (below 40° F) can last for about 6 weeks

Preparing Eggs 

  • Cook eggs until yolks are firm 

  • Cook foods containing raw eggs to at least 165° F

    • Do not cross contaminate between bowls/utensils that contacted raw egg and used for cooked food​

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