eggs safety

nospam dahd dahd at cy-net.net
Fri Apr 18 13:30:45 EST 1997


In article <5j6hv9$q53 at news.whidbey.com>, bernie at whidbey.not says:
>
>jlmiller at usgs.gov (Jeff L. Miller) wrote:
>Out of curiosity, where are the Salmonella contamination points?
>Surely the newly laid eggs aren't infected.
>

Unfortunately the above is not correct.  Certain Salmonella 
serovars do get into the eggs while they are in the process of being
formed within the chicks reproductive tract.  Also, bacteria can 
enter fully formed eggs.  Newly laid eggs therefore may be contaminated.



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