OTTAWA - Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency would like to remind Canadians of the importance of proper handling and preparation of eggs in order to prevent foodborne illness.
Eggs can occasionally be contaminated with Salmonella or other microorganisms that can make you sick. It is also possible to contaminate eggs with bacteria from other foods. You can reduce your risk of contracting foodborne illness from eggs by following a few food safety tips.
It is estimated that there are approximately 11 million cases of food-related illnesses in Canada every year. Many of these illnesses could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques.
For more information on food safety tips for eggs, please visit:
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency