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Enjoy eggs safely

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Eggs are a healthy, nutritious part of many Australians' diet. Like all perishable food they need careful handling to keep them safe. 

Keep eggs cold

  • keep eggs in the fridge after purchase
  • keep eggs in their carton
  • don't eat food meant to be stored in the fridge if left out for more than 2 hours

Keep it clean

  • always use clean eggs, free from dirt and cracks
  • keep hands, surfaces and utensils clean and dry before and after handling eggs
  • separate whites from yolks using an egg separator

Eggs need care

  • don't serve foods containing raw eggs to children under 2 years, pregnant women, people older than 70 years and people with low or compromised immune systems
  • consume eggs within the recommended date on the carton 
  • to minimise risk, cook eggs until the white is completely firm and yolk begins to thicken
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