Cage-free & Organic Eggs Cut Risk of Salmonella!
Eggs & Salmonella: Read the Facts!
Salmonella is a dangerous infection to acquire, especially if you're very young, elderly or suffer from any disease that effects the immune system like HIV or cancer.
If you're healthy, however, salmonella should not have much of an effect. You may have diarrhea for a few days and flu-like symptoms--but just like the flu, it should exit the human body within a few days.
How Are Eggs Infected with Salmonella?
Healthy chickens do not lay contaminated eggs! The salmonella infection is only found in sick chickens who pass on the infection to their eggs and ultimately to the humans who consume them.
But the risk of contracting salmonella, even in raw eggs, is slim. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study found that only 2.3 million out of the 69 billion eggs produced annually, are contaminated with salmonella. That's only one in about 30,000 eggs!
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks: Eggs & the Best Way to Avoid Salmonella
Since salmonella reaches eggs via contaminated chickens, it's best to know that the eggs you're purchasing come from healthy chickens!
Cage-free eggs and organic eggs cut your risk of salmonella dramatically. So if you're in a high-risk group, in other words: the very young, or those afflicted with HIV or cancer, or the elderly, then you should purchase premium eggs. It's always good to safeguard your health!