Avoid Getting Sick From Salmonella Contaminated Eggs

Simple rules to remember

Friday, Aug 20, 2010  |  Updated 5:46 PM EDT
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Avoid Getting Sick From Salmonella Contaminated Eggs

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A national recall has affected at least 43 people in Los Angeles County.

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Even though the D.C. metro area  has no confirmed reports of salmonella poisoning linked to the massiive egg recall, there are precautions you can take if you're worried about getting sick.

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection offer the following advice:

  • For starters, throw out any cracked or dirty eggs.
  • Remember to wash your hands, cooking utensils and countertops when working with raw eggs.
  • Also, do not keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than two hours.
  • If you go out to eat, avoid ordering Caesar salad dressing or Hollandaise sauce -- both are often made with raw eggs.

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