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10 Commandments of Food Safety

By EatingWell Editors

How many of these food-safety rules do you follow?


READER'S COMMENT:
"Bunch of bollocks. Above comments already have said what I wanted to say. Well, our grand grand parents didn't even have fridges and lived, right? Don't eat runny eggs? Well, as a kid I used to eat raw yolks with salt and it was yummy....

6. Never eat “runny” eggs or foods, such as cookie dough, that contain raw eggs.

Even eggs that have clean, intact shells may be contaminated with salmonella, so it’s important to cook eggs thoroughly until both the yolk and the white are firm. Casseroles and other dishes containing eggs should be cooked to 160°F (use an instant-read food thermometer to check). In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we don’t always recommend cooking eggs fully. However, we recommend that those who are at high risk for developing foodborne illness—pregnant women and their unborn babies and newborns, young children, older adults, people with weakened immune systems or certain chronic illnesses—follow the USDA guidelines. If you can’t resist runny eggs—or sampling cookie batter—use pasteurized eggs. They’re found near other eggs in large supermarkets.



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