So if the wise man puts all his eggs in one basket, (Andrew Carnegie), how many eggs does he throw out? BTW, he also said the first man gets the oyster, and the second one the shell. Maybe this discussion is all about the shell!
What a week. You do remember not that many months ago our energy was focused on another important house staple, peanut butter, but this time the problem has an even more invasive nature. The egg recall has expanded, and predictions indicate it will keep growing. The USDA says it is the FDA’s problem, but what is the end user, the consumer, the eater, the chef to do?
Yes, the debacle seems to be linked to two main producers in Iowa, but problems such as this do not just appear. Several people have called the issue pervasive, one with repeat offenders. Food safety; what’s that?
Should we take solace from a sign at a market that says they have been advised to pull eggs from their current distributor, but have replaced their supply from a different company? The problem boils down to who do we trust and what do we do about it. Wash hands more diligently than ever; cook them hard. Keep focused on the changes.
Here is the latest information (at this moment) about the size of the recall and what are the suggested actions. My suggestion: Check the site regularly.
Cook ‘em, skip the soft-boiled egg. If you’re still anxious, buy a thermometer and check the temperature or switch to the pasteurized liquid shaker eggs. That may be the healthy, no cholesterol, way to go.
Bad year for food recalls. Not because we are becoming savvier and getting information quicker, but because food safety remains a top burner issue that often feels like a neglected step-child.