December 10, 2002
Tips for buying and storing eggs
(HealthDayNews) -- Fresh eggs sometimes carry salmonella bacteria. This can make you severely ill, and in some cases, an infection can be fatal.
When buying eggs, the Medical College of Wisconsin recommends you:
- Buy eggs only if they've been stored in a refrigerator.
- Open the carton and make sure the eggs are clean and the shells aren't cracked.
- Transfer them to your refrigerator as soon as possible and store them in their original carton.