Awareness Wednesday, food poisoning Part 2. Today we’re talking about Salmonella and, for our sake, how it can relate to egg contamination. While it’s true that you can be infected with Salmonella from eating under cooked eggs, studies have shown that only about 1 in 20,000 eggs are contaminated from the inside of the chicken. Meaning the disease actually came from the inside of the hen who laid the egg. Actually, most cases of Salmonella come from the outside of the egg and move inward. How does that happen? Glad you asked. When an egg is washed with water or a solution of water/sanitizer (as is done in all large egg operations) the natural protective coating of the egg is removed and and pores of the egg will open up slightly, allowing the disease to penetrate into the inside of the egg. Removing the natural coating not only makes the egg more susceptible to disease, it also decreases the egg’s freshness as it ages. You know we love innovation and that’s why we created a different method than the industry standard. We dry buff every egg by hand with a custom buffer. This keeps the natural protective coating in tact. We do this to make sure your eggs are safe to consume and also so that you get the very freshest taste possible. Yes, we care that much. Cheers!
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