Guide to staying away from salmonella

Friday, August 20, 2010 | 12:12 p.m. CDT; updated 1:25 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 23, 2010

COLUMBIA — Here are some tips for avoiding salmonella from the Missouri Department of Heath and Senior Services.

  1. Toss out or return all eggs of the following brands: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp's.
  2. Discard any cracked or dirty eggs.
  3. Keep eggs refrigerated at less than 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Wash hands, cooking utensils and food preparation surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw eggs.
  5. Eggs should be cooked until both the white and the yolk are firm and should be eaten promptly after cooking.
  6. Do not keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  7. Refrigerate unused or leftover egg-containing foods promptly.
  8. Avoid restaurant dishes made with raw or undercooked, unpasteurized eggs.

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