A message from America’s Egg Farmers. We want you to think that we are down home farmers of small flocks of hens in a lovely bucolic settings. We think this sounds better than “A message from egg agribusiness.”
You’ve probably heard about the recent egg recall. We wish you hadn’t.
As egg farmers, we’re concerned, and continue to work closely with the FDA and USDA to help ensure the safest and highest quality eggs possible. We don’t have to take any responsibility for this mess. We will let the FDA and USDA deal it.
The potentially affected eggs, which make up less than 1% of all US eggs, have been removed from store shelves. Whew. The problem is solved. We don’t need to do another thing except work on public relations.
You may be wondering if eggs are safe to eat. We wish you would just forget about this.
Yes, they are. Fingers crossed!
Thoroughly cooked eggs are thoroughly safe eggs, according to the Center for Disease control and the FDA. Eggs should be cooked until the whites and yolks are firm. We know we are producing unsafe eggs. It’s not our fault if you don’t know how to cook them.
To find out more information on this recall and the safe handling of eggs, please visit eggsafety.org. When you do, we will tell you how safe our eggs are and how well we treat our hens, and invite you to watch an FDA video on how to cook eggs properly.
And remember, thoroughly cooked means thoroughly safe. It’s not our fault if you don’t listen.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Snark of the Day: Egg Safety
M. Nestle reposts the egg industry's response to the current salmonella problems and her translation of them in red italics.