Consumers

Have a Safe Eggsperience

Fresh eggs should be carefully handled to ensure their freshness and reduce the possibility of foodborne illness. They should be properly refrigerated and cooked.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates fresh shell egg cartons to carry a safe- handling statement to educate consumers on proper care and preparation for eggs. Following the safe-handling instructions is important in assisting consumers avoid Salmonella bacteria, sometimes found in fresh eggs. These bacteria may cause intestinal infections and can be a serious condition in some segments of our population.

Here are several other ways you can be certain you have a safe eggsperience.

We Don't Mind a Chill.

Eggs should be stored in your refrigerator set at or slightly below 40° to maintain their optimum safety and freshness. Bacteria can multiply quickly at room temperature.

Hard-cooked eggs, which are refrigerated, will keep for 1 week.

It's a Wash.

Before and after contact with uncooked eggs and foods containing uncooked eggs, wash hands, equipment, utensils and works surfaces. Use warm or hot, soapy water.

This is a simple way to keep a healthy kitchen and avoid unwanted bacterial growth.

Is it Done Yet?

Eggs should be cooked until the yolk and white are both firm. Scrambled eggs should not be runny.

Be sure to cook casseroles and other dishes which include raw eggs to a temperature of 160° F (72°C).

Born Free eggs come from a constantly monitored and controlled environment. We watch our eggs from nest to your grocer's shelf. This ensures that you receive the freshest and safest eggs available.


To learn more about eggs, click here to visit our FAQ page.


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