Why do we refrigerate eggs and other countries don’t?
August 11, 2017

Among the most frequently-asked questions received via the Egg Safety Center hotline goes something like this: “I bought a carton of eggs at the grocery store but left them on the counter overnight. Are they still safe to eat?” The reply generally goes something like this: “It’s better to be safe than sorry … you

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Enjoy Easter a Little Longer with Blown Out Colored Eggs
April 6, 2017

Originally posted on March 11, 2016. Blowing out eggs is a fun, safe alternative to hard-boiling. Dyed egg shells can be displayed for several days or even weeks. Plus, you can still use the eggs for cooking. You might consider making blown out eggs this Easter because of food safety. Hard-boiled eggs should not be

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Tips for safely handling, dyeing and eating Easter eggs
March 30, 2017

Whether your Easter plans include bunnies hopping down the trail, baskets, bonnets or candy, chances are eggs may have a role. Coloring, hiding and eventually eating Easter eggs has been a long-held tradition for many families. For the happiest of Easter memories, keep these safety tips in mind for handling and eating eggs, as the

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Keeping Hens Safe, Warm and Healthy through Harsh Weather
March 14, 2017

Even though the calendar says that it’s almost spring – it certainly doesn’t feel like spring right now in many parts of the U.S. In midst of blizzards, thunderstorms and other extreme weather, how do farmers keep their animals safe, warm and healthy? Safety authori ties tell us to cope with harsh weather by staying

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