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228M eggs recalled following salmonella outbreak

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, were linked to several illnesses in Colorado, California and Minnesota. The CDC said about 200 cases of the strain of salmonella linked to the eggs were reported weekly during June and July, four times the normal number of such occurrences.

State health officials say tainted eggs have sickened at least 266 Californians and seven in Minnesota.
Isnt that a kick in the pants

228M eggs recalled following salmonella outbreak - Yahoo! News
 

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Welcome to the world of cheap factory farming.
 

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People have to stop eating runny eggs. Cook 'em completely and make sure to wash hands after handling specifically whites - raw.
Runny eggs are not the problem. It's the factory farming environment and the drugs given to the chickens that are.
 

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People have to stop eating runny eggs. Cook 'em completely and make sure to wash hands after handling specifically whites - raw.
"State health officials say tainted eggs have sickened at least 266 Californians and seven in Minnesota."

So out of the millions and millions of people that eat eggs regularly, 266 got sick. The odds are still WAY below that of getting the flu.

I like my eggs runny and yummy - stories like this don't scare me at all.
 

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The interior of the egg should be sterile, it's the outside that isn't.
It can be on the outside, but it's also on the inside. The inside of an egg is not sterile to the point that salmonella cannot get into it.

Mercury News said:
The salmonella bacteria grows on the shell and inside the egg, says Cody. As a rule of thumb, she urges residents to cook eggs thoroughly.

"Don't eat raw eggs. There is always a chance that an egg could be contaminated with salmonella," Cody said. "It's usually when the egg is not cooked thoroughly. Raw eggs are used in different recipes from hollandaise to Caesar dressing or cake batter or cookie dough."
http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_15808796?source=most_emailed&nclick_check=1
 

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Runny eggs are not the problem. It's the factory farming environment and the drugs given to the chickens that are.
It's probably because **** got on the shell and wasn't cleaned off.
The shell is a hermetic seal that prevents bacteria from entering the egg.
They are effectively sterile until the shell is broken.
 

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Runny eggs are not the problem. It's the factory farming environment and the drugs given to the chickens that are.
Factory eggs suck. I was introduced to the organic eggs from Trader Joes and I am never going back.
 

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"State health officials say tainted eggs have sickened at least 266 Californians and seven in Minnesota."

So out of the millions and millions of people that eat eggs regularly, 266 got sick. The odds are still WAY below that of getting the flu.

I like my eggs runny and yummy - stories like this don't scare me at all.
That's just in this outbreak. There were earlier outbreaks but that's only where the CDC is alerted, can trace the strain and compile the info between the states. Salmonella poisioning happens every day, in every state, in every town in the U.S. It might not be wide spread, but it's always there. If you like puking and the ****s for a full week --- be as adventurous as you want to be - it's a free country. I dislike runny anything... so it's all yours Taylor.
 

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It's probably because **** got on the shell and wasn't cleaned off.
The shell is a hermetic seal that prevents bacteria from entering the egg.
They are effectively sterile until the shell is broken.
Not true!

The inside of an egg was once considered almost sterile. But, over recent years, the bacterium Salmonella enteritidis (Se) has been found inside a small number of eggs. Scientists estimate that, on average across the U.S., only 1 of every 20,000 eggs might contain the bacteria. So, the likelihood that an egg might contain Se is extremely small – 0.005% (five one-thousandths of one percent). At this rate, if you’re an average consumer, you might encounter a contaminated egg once every 84 years.
That's right! You may encounter a contaminated egg once every 84 years! PANIC TIME!
 

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It might not be wide spread, but it's always there. If you like puking and the ****s for a full week --- be as adventurous as you want to be - it's a free country. I dislike runny anything... so it's all yours Taylor.
Chance of encountering a tainted egg is 1 every 84 years. Chance of getting sick off that egg make it even more of a non-issue.
 

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Then the chicken would have to be ill before hand or the egg is malformed.
Most of the time, it's sterile.
Correct - the salmonella is introduced into the egg before the shell is fully formed.

Unlike eggborne salmonellosis of past decades, the current epidemic is due to intact and disinfected grade A eggs. Salmonella enteritidis silently infects the ovaries of healthy appearing hens and contaminates the eggs before the shells are formed.

Most types of Salmonella live in the intestinal tracts of animals and birds and are transmitted to humans by contaminated foods of animal origin. Stringent procedures for cleaning and inspecting eggs were implemented in the 1970s and have made salmonellosis caused by external fecal contamination of egg shells extremely rare. However, unlike eggborne salmonellosis of past decades, the current epidemic is due to intact and disinfected grade A eggs. As noted earlier, the reason for this is that Salmonella enteritidis silently infects the ovaries of healthy appearing hens and contaminates the eggs before the shells are formed.
Salmonella Enteritidis Infection (Egg Associated) - Digestion and Digestive-Related Information on MedicineNet.com
 

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It's still true most of the time. :fart
That's what's going through my head when I have yolks running down my chin or as I'm putting a big dollup of chocolate-chip cookie dough into my mouth! :D
 

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Chance of encountering a tainted egg is 1 every 84 years. Chance of getting sick off that egg make it even more of a non-issue.
The article I just liked to (above) identified 1 in 10,000 eggs are infected. Given that number, (and discounting outbreaks) I'd say it's much less than 1 every 84 years... unless you eat runny eggs twice or three times in your entire life. But like I said... have at it. The runny stuff is all you.
 

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That's what's going through my head when I have yolks running down my chin or as I'm putting a big dollup of chocolate-chip cookie dough into my mouth! :D
I break mine over a piece of bread and toast it a bit to keep the egg attached but still runny on the inside. :blah:

Raw cookie dough, delicious. :mrgreen:
 

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I break mine over a piece of bread and toast it a bit to keep the egg attached but still runny on the inside. :blah:

Raw cookie dough, delicious. :mrgreen:
You eat raw oysters and clams too don'tchya... :2sick1:
 
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