Find out if your eggs may be contaminated
POSTED: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 9:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 12:10pm
With more than half a billion eggs now recalled due to a salmonella outbreak many consumers are wondering what to do now.
Now the Consumer Federation of America is stepping in to help.
The group says if you have eggs that are part of the recall it's best to throw them away or bring them back to the store, but if you've dropped any on your counter you need to clean it up right away to avoid cross-contamination.
So, how can you tell if you might have salmonella poisoning?
"Well salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. It usually occurs about 12 to 72 hours after you've consumed contaminated food. The risk is really greatest for children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems," Chris Waldrop from the F.D.A. Says.
To see if your eggs are possibly contaminated, here's a link to the F.D.A. site: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm