‘Tis the Season to be Baking

It’s that time of year.  Deck the halls, don gay apparel, light the yule log and bake your favorite cookies, breads, and desserts to share with family and friends! Keep “Tis the Season to be Jolly” in this busy time.  Check out these ten tips to make wonderful treats and have time to enjoy the

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Turkey, Stuffing and Eggs- A Thanksgiving Feast

When most people think about Thanksgiving dinner, the first things that come to mind are turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Eggs are a key ingredient in several favorite Thanksgiving recipes – casseroles, breads, pies and more.  Egg safety is important all times of the year, but especially during the holidays when you are

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Holiday Leftovers 101

Leftovers are the best part of traditional holiday meals!   However, if not properly stored and reheated, all those little tubs filled with food just begging for a spoon to be dipped into them could pose a risk. To avoid contracting a foodborne illness, remember the two-hour rule.  Any food that has been left out for

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Is it Safe to Reuse Egg Cartons?

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! While it sounds

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Celebrate World Egg Day – Excellent Protein for Every Stage of Life

World Egg Day is October 12 and this year’s focus is on the crucial role that eggs play throughout our lives as an excellent source of the highest quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. Before Birth Proteins are the building blocks of life and it’s never too soon to benefit from the positive power of eggs. Full

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Eggs for School Lunch? Remember the Safety Rules.

Considering a school lunch containing eggs or something prepared with eggs? The important thing to remember is to keep it cold. An egg salad sandwich, for example, should be refrigerated at all times, so always pack a lunch in a cooler or insulated lunch pail with a freezer pack or sealed bag of ice. You

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Five Frequently Asked Egg Safety Questions

Egg Safety Center is your resource for the safe cooking, handling and storage of eggs.  Below are the five top questions from consumers.   “I accidentally left a carton of eggs out on the counter overnight.  Are these eggs safe to eat?” The short answer is, “No.” After eggs are refrigerated on the farm, it’s

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Keep this Unwanted “Guest” Away from Your Summer Picnic

Enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family is one of the highlights of summer!  But there’s one guest you do not want at your picnic: bacteria.  Harmful bacteria can grow when food safety isn’t made a priority.  Keep food safe and still have a great time at the picnic. Keep it Clean Before preparing

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Cooking eggs to the right temperature

Proper cooking is the last step in ensuring the safety of the eggs your family eats. Adequate cooking brings eggs to a temperature high enough to destroy bacteria that might be present in the egg yolk or egg white. The table below provides a guide on the proper temperature to cook eggs:   Part of

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Safe in the Summer Sunshine!

Summer months welcome long days of sunshine and casual gatherings with food, family and friends.  Picnics, backyard BBQs, cooking out by the pool – all of these kick off the summer season and delicious food completes the celebrations.  The Egg Safety Center has a few simple guidelines to make sure everyone has a sweet and

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