In light of the recent egg recall, Dr. Patricia A. (Pat) Curtis, Auburn University Professor of Poultry Science and Director of the National Egg Processing Center, responds to consumers who might have safety concerns. Tips and information passed along by Dr. Curtis:
- While the number of eggs recalled seems large, it represents less than one percent of all eggs produced in the United States.
- Eggs should be kept refrigerated and need to be cooked thoroughly.
- Do not cross contaminate raw and cooked eggs.
Dr. Curtis, Auburn University Professor of Poultry Science and Director of the National Egg Processing Center, received her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses primarily on quality and safety attributes of poultry and egg products. For more information on Dr. Curtis, visit http://www.ag.auburn.edu/poul/facultypages/curtis.html.