Five Frequently Asked Egg Safety Questions
July 12, 2018

Egg Safety Center is your resource for the safe cooking, handling and storage of eggs.  Below are the five top questions from consumers. “I cracked an egg and found a red spot in the yolk!  Is this safe to eat?” Sometimes, “blood” or “meat” spots are occasionally found in the egg yolk.  These are merely

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Vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants, all wrapped in a shell
May 21, 2018

If you’re looking for healthy foods, full of vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants, you can’t do much better than eggs.  The protein in eggs is the highest-quality protein found in any food, according to the American Egg Board. But it’s not just protein, eggs are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that provide a number of

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Defenders of Egg Safety
April 15, 2018

Nothing is more important to egg farmers and the egg industry than the safety of the eggs you feed your family. A number of regulations and safeguards are in place to ensure the safety of the U.S. egg supply. The majority of today’s egg farms are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and

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Egg Farmers Provide Safe Eggs, Top Hen Care
March 15, 2017

  U.S. egg farmers are committed to providing excellent care of their hens and ensuring the safety of the eggs they produce for you and your family. And this commitment to egg safety starts at the farm, with a number of programs in place to ensure egg safety. These programs include the U.S. Food and

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Eggs are great fit with resolution to eat healthier
January 9, 2017

As the New Year starts, many of you have resolved to eat healthier in 2017. Have you considered eggs as part of that change? Some have been cautious about eating too many eggs, due to cholesterol warnings , but experts now say the cholesterol in foods does not cause the increase of cholesterol in blood

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Eggs – Inside and Out
April 11, 2016

Producing safe, quality eggs is a complex process and responsibility that egg farmers take very seriously. Egg farms follow strict guidelines to produce safe, healthy eggs and provide care for their hens. On U.S. farms, eggs are typically shipped from the farm within one week of being laid. Egg farmers follow rigorous biosecurity and cleaning

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What you need to know about egg products
January 27, 2016

Eggs provide great options for breakfasts or snacks, with many nutritional benefits, but it’s not always convenient to fix shell eggs.  In some cases liquid eggs, pre-made eggs or other egg products might be a good fit. Other times you may only need the egg white, but don’t want to separate the yolk from the egg

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Eggs fresh from the farm
January 8, 2016

On U.S. farms, eggs are typically shipped from the farm within one week of being laid. Egg production is an efficient and well-regulated process, to ensure the eggs you purchase are fresh, wholesome and safe for consumption. After eggs are laid, they are washed and processed, generally being handled by machines instead of human hands

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Solving the puzzle of egg labels
December 16, 2015

Consumers have several choices of eggs in today’s egg case – including eggs of different sizes and from a variety of farm environments. While choice is a good thing, some find that there’s so much information on egg cartons, it can be confusing. First, the Julian date (the date the eggs were packed) is usually

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Keeping your egg safe from the store to your plate
May 12, 2015

Eggs have been carefully handled on farms and egg processing plants to ensure safety. Follow these tips to keep them safe from the store to your plate.

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