Get an Egg Safety Re-FRESH-er this National Food Safety Education Month

There’s no better time to brush up on proper egg safety than during Food Safety Education Month, which is recognized each September. According to foodsafety.gov, there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness reported annually, which means that roughly 1 in 6 Americans experience food poisoning each year. Keep these egg-dos and egg-don’ts in

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Only the Best for Mom

Families across the U.S. are preparing to honor mothers, grandmothers, and special women on Mother’s Day.  Whether you are planning breakfast in bed, a sumptuous brunch,  outdoor lunch, or sensational dessert, eggs are sure to be on the menu. Here are some recommendations to keep Mother’s Day safe and special: As you plan Mom’s favorite

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Meet UEP’s Food Safety Expert, Oscar Garrison

Egg safety is a top priority for egg farmers from the farm to your plate. To ensure safety practices, United Egg Producers sponsors the Egg Safety Center, the leading resource for egg safety on the farm, in the store and your kitchen.  Who is the source of all this eggcellent information? Oscar Garrison is a

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Safe Summer Travels

Summer is the time to hop in the car for road trips and family visits.  Packing nutritious snacks, like protein-packed hard boiled eggs, will make the trip easier. Taking perishable foods on summer trips requires extra care to ensure the snacks stay cold.  To fully enjoy your summer travels, follow these food safety tips. 1)

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Keeping eggs safe from store to plate

From the farm to the grocery store, careful handling of eggs ensures their quality and safety. Once in your grocery bag, it is important to follow these tips to keep eggs stay safe for your family to eat and enjoy. Once home, refrigerate eggs immediately. Store eggs in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not

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Tips for Safe Handling, Dyeing and Eating Easter Eggs

Whether your Easter plans include bunnies hopping down the trail, baskets, bonnets or candy, chances are eggs may have a role. Coloring, hiding and eventually eating Easter eggs has been a long-held tradition for many families. For the happiest of Easter memories, follow these safety tips as the Easter season approaches. First, wash your hands

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New Year, New You!

Have you resolved to eat healthier and exercise in 2019?  Eggs, packed with 6 grams of protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals can help you meet your goal! Eggs help refuel muscles and are the optimal food for post-workout recovery.   They are also an excellent sources of choline, which promotes normal cell activity, liver

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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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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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