- Make sure your eggs are well-done and the yolks are not runny. Raw or uncooked eggs should not be eaten unless they’re pasteurized, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Hard-boiled eggs need to cook for at least 12 minutes, and should be eaten while they’re still hot.
- Keep your refrigerator cold. All eggs need to be refrigerated at 40 degrees or cooler to avoid harmful bacteria from growing, CDC said.
- To check if an egg is fresh and safe to eat, try the water test. Simply drop the egg in a bowl of water – if it sinks to the bottom, it’s fresh; if it floats, it’s not.
- Look for the carton number and see if it is affected by any recalls. The most recent egg recall involves cartons labeled with the plant number P-1065, with packing dates ranging from 011 through 102.
The recalled eggs were sold by several major retailers, including Walmart, Food Lion, and Publix, in 9 states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The eggs were sold under multiple brand names, including:
- Coburn Farms
- Country Daybreak
- Crystal Farms
- Food Lion
- Great Value
- Sunshine Farms
Source: ABC News