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September 1999 Issue

From Chicken to Plate, Eggs Are Safer, But Caution Still Prudent

Q. I haven't been hearing as many reports lately about people getting sick from contaminated eggs. Are they safer than they used to be?A. Yes. The number of outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis from eggs has declined about one-third from a decade ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. This good news, however, doesn't mean you don't still need to be careful how you treat eggs. Salmonella enteritidis

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