Since the news of the salmonella-based recall broke last week, some people are going to extreme measures to excise eggs from their diet. Are you part of the flock?
See all egg recall information on Eatocracy and full coverage on CNN Health
I don't live in one of the states specifically mentioned, but I don't delude myself that our eggs can't be tainted. I do still buy them, I have still eaten them since the recall. I eat them as I normally would, cooked, but I haven't gone out of my way to overcook them just to be sure. If they're a little undercooked, I don't sweat it. So far I haven't had any problems.
But I'm also not as worried about salmonella as some might be. I've researched it and I understand just how sick I could get from it. For me, I've decided that it's worth the risk for now to keep eating eggs. If the recall spreads to my state and brand that I eat, I will make sure to cook the eggs a little more or switch to local eggs.
The only reason I don't always eat local eggs is the price. Usually I can get a dozen supermarket eggs for less than a dollar. Around this area, fresh farm eggs run around $2.50 a dozen. Quite a price difference, and on a limited budget, a luxury. I won't be buying local eggs unless I need to. But I'm not going to stop eating eggs completely for this.
Personally I think all this hysteria over eggs is meant to distract us from other things going on in the country.
I am not the least bit scared of eating eggs.
As long as we are worried about eggs, "American Idol" and gay marriage, Obama can think that we will forget the out and out mess that his administration has been so far. Not gonna happen though.
And for the record, had eggs this weekend. Scrambled, well done and they were delish. (with bacon, of course)
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