Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Chicken and egg facts.

Chickens lay eggs and excrete their waste (poop and pee) all from the same place. Because of this contact with fecal material, you can see how the outside of the egg contains viruses and bacteria that you might not want to contact yourself.

The majority of germs related to eggs exist on the outside on the eggshell. When you crack an eggshell open to use the egg, the germs are easily transferred. Knowing this, it is easy to handle.

What to do: Empty a new carton of eggs into a colander or sieve for rinsing. Dump the egg carton as it is generally contaminated. After giving your eggs a thorough shower, place them in one quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide to soak for about half an hour. Make sure to store eggs after this point in the refrigerator.

Your eggs are now good to eat!

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