Nancy S. Bufano

Eggs are a familiar, versatile, nutritious, economical, and quick-and-easy-to-prepare food. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they’re responsible for an estimated 230,000 cases of foodborne illness each year.

According to the American Egg Board, Americans consumed 255 eggs per capita in 1999, and that number is expected to rise to 258 in 2000. Approximately 70% of those eggs were purchased by consumers as shell eggs, and 30% in food products, such as bake…

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