National Eggnog Month – Make It Safely!
December 12, 2017

  Did you know eggnog dates back to the 13th century?  Today variations of this thick, spiced egg and milk drink are enjoyed in countries around the world. December is National Eggnog Month, and this is a favorite drink for many families during the holidays.  Eggs are the starring ingredient, and the FDA  recommends using

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See how egg farmers assure hen health and disease prevention
November 5, 2017

Biosecurity reflects a variety of measures and best practices relied on by U.S. egg farmers to assure hens are healthy and to prevent disease from entering egg farms. Egg farmers have put an array of biosecurity protocols in place on their farms; from limiting visitors and setting up perimeter zones to monitoring flock health and

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Floating eggs: a bad egg, or just buoyant?
October 25, 2017

You may have noticed some eggs float in fresh water, while others don’t and have wondered what this means for egg quality.  While it’s been said that means the eggs have gone bad and should be thrown out, a floating egg does not necessarily equal a bad egg. Eggs have an air cell that becomes

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Celebrate World Egg Day on October 13!
October 9, 2017

Small but powerful, eggs are an international sensation. On World Egg Day Oct. 13, events around the globe will celebrate the nutritious goodness of eggs – and the families who produce them. Eggs play a vital role in feeding people around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Providing excellent hen care is a

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Is it safe to reuse egg cartons?
October 4, 2017

With their secure lid and uniform compartments, it seems a shame to toss out a used egg carton. While they are perfect for storing and protecting eggs, so many ways to reuse them also come to mind. Just browse around Pinterest, where there are dozens of boards dedicated to egg carton crafts!       

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The Incredible Edible Tailgate
September 6, 2017

When most people think of tailgating, they think of meat smoking on the grill or a pot of chili simmering, but with sporting events stretching earlier into the morning, fans are expanding their menus to breakfast options. College football games kick off as early 11 a.m. in some areas of the country, so fans wanting

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Why do we refrigerate eggs and other countries don’t?
August 11, 2017

When Americans travel abroad and visit a market or grocery store, some may encounter eggs for sales nowhere near a refrigerator.   The Egg Safety Center has many readers who often ask a similar question: why is it safe to eat room temperature eggs in some parts of the world, but not in the USA?  The

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Keep Your Eggs Safe When the Power Goes Out
July 31, 2017

Summer thunderstorms can cause power outages, resulting in your refrigerator losing power and raising questions about the safety of the food inside.  When the power goes out, it is important to understand how to keep your food safe.   Planning can help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Once

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The Heat is On So Keep ‘Em Cool
June 21, 2017

No matter where you live, it’s probably pretty safe to say the so-called “dog days of summer” are here. This time of year brings a lot of questions to the Egg Safety Center regarding egg refrigeration and freshness since summer brings a lot of great things like picnics and camping. However, these outings can easily

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Happy National Egg Month!
May 9, 2017

May is here and it’s National Egg Month! Eggs are an excellent source of protein to help you stay full and energized throughout the day. Not only are eggs nutritious and affordable, they are also very easy to prepare in many different ways. Eggs can be boiled, fried or scrambled and used in a variety

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