Keep this Unwanted “Guest” Away from Your Summer Picnic
June 19, 2018

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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A Perfect Start for Mother’s Day
May 10, 2018

Mother’s Day can start off perfectly with breakfast in bed!  Many Moms look forward to having this delicious treat surrounded by their family.   Dad and kids, if you’re cooking, here are some practical egg safety tips to keep Mom’s meal special. First, always, wash hands in warm soapy water before preparing any food. Start with

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What is Better than Homemade Ice Cream?
May 10, 2018

What is better than homemade ice cream made with eggs, sugar, and love?  Making this luscious treat is a family tradition for many.  Now that warm weather is here it’s the perfect time to make ice cream! Eggs are an important ingredient for delicious ice cream.  But, it’s critical to follow these tips so everyone can

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Safe Eggs for a Safe Easter
March 21, 2018

For the happiest memories, keep these safety tips in mind for buying, handling, and eating eggs, as the Easter season approaches. Let’s start with safe egg purchase considerations: Always purchase eggs from a refrigerated case Examine the carton for clean, uncracked shells Check the expiration date or sell by date Look for the USDA grade shield

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Handle Cute Chicks Carefully
March 20, 2018

There’s nothing cuter than tiny chicks and ducklings in the spring.   If you are planning on handling poultry this Easter holiday, or anytime,  make sure you follow a few simple rules to keep you and your family healthy and happy. At Easter, many families choose to add a sweet chick or duckling to the Easter

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Enjoy Easter Longer with Hollow, Decorated Eggs
March 19, 2018

Blowing out eggs is a fun, safe alternative to hard-boiling. Dyed egg shells can be displayed for several days or even weeks. Plus, you can still use the eggs for cooking. You might consider dying hollow eggs this Easter for increased food safety. Hard-boiled eggs should not be kept out of the refrigerator for more

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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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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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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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