Food & Cooking
Eggs are an excellent source of protein and can be part of a healthy diet. However, they are perishable, just like raw meat, poultry and fish. To be safe, they must be properly refrigerated and cooked.
Also eggs may contain a bacteria, Salmonella enteritidis, that can make you sick unless handled correctly. While the number of eggs affected is less than one in 10,000, there have been scattered outbreaks of food poisoning in the last few years. Inadequate refrigeration and insufficient cooking were the primary reasons for these outbreaks.
"SP494 Egg University Handbook," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP494 5M Rep6/07 E12-5330-00-047-07 07-0278, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfood/12