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Food Safety Tips: Avoiding Salmonella Poisoning

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Food safety experts are issuing a warning about salmonella poisoning this time of year.

With a big focus on baked goods, and treats like egg nog they say it is important to keep your eggs refrigerated. And when making homemade treats the eggs should be cooked to 165 degrees to kill the dangerous bacteria.

They say the food danger zone is 40 to 140 degrees, and should only be kept at that temperature for 2 hours at most.

Londa Nwadike from the UVM Extension says there is now way of knowing if an egg is carrying the salmonella bacteria just by looking at it, and store-bought pasteruaized egg beaters are a safe option if you are worried about potential poisoning.

 

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