Eat it raw.
Cookie dough, I mean. You can also eat sunny side up eggs, make chocolate mousse at home and pull out the Caesar salad dressing recipe you stashed away because it included a raw egg.
Pasteurized shell eggs can be eaten raw. The process used on them guarantees no risk of salmonella - no chance of getting the Asian flu virus.
Organic eggs aren't safe. Neither are eggs from your neighborhood farm. It's not how eggs are handled that causes salmonella - the virus comes from the chicken; it's in the egg prior to its being laid. Pasteurization is the only protection.
Unfortunately, in Arizona, only food service suppliers sell pasteurized eggs.
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Davidson's Safest Choice brand pasteurized shell eggs were once available at Safeway, but they are no longer being carried. I'm not sure why, but I want them back. Help get by requesting them at your favorite markets or by filling out a petition at www.safeeggs.com/consumers/petition.
Pasteurized eggs - let's make it so they're not just for food service anymore.
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