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Experts Again Encourage Staying Away from Raw Eggs

August 29, 2010  ·  By HM&M


With salmonella concerns “triggering the recall of more than a half-billion eggs in more than a dozen states,” experts stand by their long-standing, and simple advice: run away from raw or runny eggs. (S. Reitz, AP, 8/25).

However, experts have also come up with food safety tips to keep cooks at home “in the kitchen and out of the hospital,” all the while still enjoy Eggs Benedict and Pasta Carbonara. As a personal injury lawyer, I encourage all consumers to follow these tips to avoid unnecessary hospital visits.

First, eggs remain fresh for approximately a month after purchased. Do not consume questionable eggs – eggs with cracked shells are a definite pass, but also those who have been sitting in the refrigerator for longer than you can remember.Next, try to eat thoroughly cooked scrambled eggs and hard boiled instead of sunny side up. As for poached eggs, a little longer is better, and about 5 minutes in gently boiling water should keep salmonella at bay.Finally, for those recipes that simply cannot work without a little raw egg, consider a pasteurized egg product. These products, usually sold in cartons near milk, have been gently heated to kill off any pathogens. Some food service professionals have switched to this safer alternative.

August 29, 2010

Recent Stroller Recall Due to Tendency to Collapse

Medical errors can have catastrophic, and sometimes deadly consequences. For those affected by such errors, the medical malpractice lawsuits that often follow can be complex, stressful, and lengthy. During that time, the injured or the family of the deceased must bear the weight of financial burdens caused by the death or injury. But what if... Read More

August 29, 2010

Former Egg Farm Workings Say Complaints Ignored

U.S. Agriculture Department employees “worked full-time at two Iowa egg farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive recall, but two former workers say they didn't respond to complaints about conditions at one site.” (Des Moines, Iowa, AP, 8/3). Two former employees at “Wright County Egg facilities, Robert and Deanna Arnold, say they... Read More

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