Cookie dough, homemade eggnog, and stuffing are popular holiday food items, each of which could potentially contain undercooked eggs. Those eggs sometimes host bacteria known as salmonella enteritidis (SE) — bacteria that can cause serious illness in consumers if eggs are handled or cooked improperly. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only 3% of Americans utilize a food thermometer when cooking baked egg dishes such as stuffing. This holiday season, don’t put yourself (or your family members or guests) in danger of Salmonella poisoning. Keeping these holiday cooking tips in mind can safeguard the health of all your dining guests:
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