I am sure that each of you has heard of the recall of eggs due to a salmonella outbreak. Do you not think that this message requires you to be extra careful when buying and cooking eggs? Remember! It is not always an outbreak, but it is more likely that eggs will be contaminated with salmonella at any time, every day. So what should you consider when cooking eggs?
Here I have noted some of the most important factors to consider when boiling eggs.
“Avoid anything in which raw eggs are in it, otherwise you get infected with salmonella” – have you ever heard such words around you? Of course, you have to. But are these disgusting bacteria so harmful? Yes, they are. Salmonella is a microbial infection in which the bacteria enter the bloodstream through the intestine. When do you experience the symptoms? After eating contaminated food, symptoms may occur within 6 to 72 hours. And the duration of the illness can be 4 to 7 days. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, etc.
How can infection be prevented?
How to avoid the infection? Make sure you do not eat raw eggs and dispose of the eggshells carefully. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the eggshells. The recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are
- Buy pasteurized eggs
- Do not use eggs with cracks
- Cook the eggs properly and don’t eat liquid egg yolks
- Keep the eggs in the fridge
- Wash your hands and cutlery thoroughly after handling raw eggs
- If you have kept the eggs at room temperature for more than 2 hours, do not eat them (even the food prepared from them)