How To Tell If An Egg Is Still Good Enough To Eat

How To Tell If An Egg Is Still Good Enough To Eat

Your Friday may not be so good if you eat a bad egg. If you’ve dug up some old eggs in the refrigerator and no longer have the expiration date handy, you’ll face the decision of whether to throw out your eggs or try your luck by cooking them. [More]

Motley Crew Of Celebrities Complains To McDonald's About Egg Suppliers

Motley Crew Of Celebrities Complains To McDonald's About Egg Suppliers

Less than a month after McDonald’s dropped one of its largest egg suppliers over concerns about conditions at the facility, a group of celebrities — ranging from bona fide stars to “oh yeah… them” on the fame scale — has penned a letter to Jim Skinner, CEO of the fast food giant, about what they view as inhumane treatment of chickens at egg farms used by the Golden Arches. [More]

McDonald's Kicks Egg Supplier To Curb Following FDA Citations

McDonald's Kicks Egg Supplier To Curb Following FDA Citations

A lot of people are still a bit touchy about eggs following last year’s salmonella outbreak and subsequent massive recall. Thus, when the folks at McDonald’s saw an upcoming ABC News report on — and learned of an FDA warning against — one of their major egg suppliers, the fast food giant decided it was time to take its business elsewhere. [More]

Eggs Today Contain Less Cholesterol Than They Did A Few
Years Ago

Eggs Today Contain Less Cholesterol Than They Did A Few Years Ago

It’s been a rough few months for eggs, following a massive salmonella-related recall. But there is a slight bit of decent news for the chicken ova industry: The eggs being popped into folks’ frying pans today aren’t as bad for your arteries as they were not so long ago. [More]

288,000 Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Taint

288,000 Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Taint

The year of the rotten (or rather, infected) egg isn’t over yet. The Cal-Maine Foods company has announced a recall after learning that around 24,000 dozen eggs that it processed and repackaged had originally come from a facility that tested positive for salmonella. [More]

6 Nasty Things The FDA Found At Facility Behind Recalled
Eggs

6 Nasty Things The FDA Found At Facility Behind Recalled Eggs

The FDA has released the warning letter it recently sent to Quality Egg, one of the facilities behind the massive egg recall in August. And while some things are redacted — mostly details from Quality’s plan to get back up to snuff — the letter contains more than its fair share of stomach-churning imagery. [More]

USDA Knew Of Poor Sanitation At Egg Facility Months Before Recall

USDA Knew Of Poor Sanitation At Egg Facility Months Before Recall

Unless you’ve been only been paying attention to the 24/7 Big Brother live feeds this summer, you’ve probably heard about that tiny little recall of 380 million eggs because of potential salmonella poisoning. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that USDA graders noticed problems at the source facility earlier this year but opted to wait until FDA inspectors figured things out for themselves in August. [More]

FDA Finally Inspects Tainted Egg Farms, Discovers They're Unsanitary

FDA Finally Inspects Tainted Egg Farms, Discovers They're Unsanitary

Conditions at the two salmonella egg farms in Iowa are so bad that you’d think they were Tylenol factories, according to recent FDA inspections. Wait, I mean the first and only inspections. [More]

Two Farms In Egg Recall Scramble Linked To Same Businessman With Runny Past

Two Farms In Egg Recall Scramble Linked To Same Businessman With Runny Past

Two of the Iowa farms that recalled over half a billion eggs for potential salmonella taint are linked to the same businessman, and he has a history of health, safety and employment violations. So how come no one stopped him before? [More]

There Are Now 380 Million Recalled Eggs

There Are Now 380 Million Recalled Eggs

Although the 380 million recalled eggs represent a small fraction of the total eggs out there, it’s still a staggering number of items that could be tainted with salmonella. The latest recall involves a second Iowa producer, Hillandale Farms. [More]

Read Egg Carton Codes

Read Egg Carton Codes

For those who are visual learners, this graphic breaks down how to read an egg carton’s codes. Useful for telling if your eggs were part of the 228 million recalled for salmonella, for instance. [More]

13 Brands Of Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

13 Brands Of Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Hey, before you crack that egg into your morning hair-of-the-dog, you might want to take a look at the brand on the carton. An egg producer in Iowa has issued a massive recall that affects 13 brands of chicken eggs sold nationwide for fear they might be tainted with salmonella. [More]

Lawsuit: Land O'Lakes Must Pay $25 Million For Massive Egg Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Lawsuit: Land O'Lakes Must Pay $25 Million For Massive Egg Price-Fixing Conspiracy

A recent class-action lawsuit against Land O’Lakes alleges that the farmers’ co-operative was part of a price-fixing conspiracy within the the ovo-industrial complex to keep egg prices artificially high. According to court documents, conspirators worked toward having fewer total hens laying in the United States, leading to more money per egg for everyone, and a nice violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. [More]

Here Are A Bunch Of Deviled Egg Recipes

Here Are A Bunch Of Deviled Egg Recipes

So, it’s Easter. You’ve found the eggs, and now you’re like WTF do I do with all these stupid eggs. Answer: Deviled Eggs. [More]

For Dyeing Easter Eggs, Cheap, Simple, And Classic Is Best

For Dyeing Easter Eggs, Cheap, Simple, And Classic Is Best

You can find a variety of Easter egg dyeing kits in stores, but what sets them apart? Holidash tested a variety of commercial egg-decorating kits, evaluating methods to decorate eggs with everything from glitter to Star Wars decals. Their winner? The classic color tablets and wire egg holders of the century-old Paas egg-dyeing kit. [More]

If You Have Difficulty Operating Eggs, Try An EZ
Cracker

If You Have Difficulty Operating Eggs, Try An EZ Cracker

You know what piece of technology confuses a lot of people? Eggs. At least that’s the impression I get from the existence of the EZ Cracker, a device which cracks and separates eggs for people who are probably too helpless to be allowed near a stove. Oh, and their commercial has–why not–Wendy from the old Snapple commercials. [More]

IHOP Prefers To Debate Veganism Instead Of Substituting Sausage For Eggs

IHOP Prefers To Debate Veganism Instead Of Substituting Sausage For Eggs

If you’re a vegetarian and you’d rather have eggs instead of sausage — do not attempt this at IHOP. You will have to debate the manager. [More]

Secret Film Of Hy-Line Hatchery Shows "Inappropriate Action" Of Workers

Secret Film Of Hy-Line Hatchery Shows "Inappropriate Action" Of Workers

If you get easily upset at animal welfare stories, skip this post or come back to it later when you’ve mentally prepared yourself. It’s sort of messed up. On the other hand, haven’t you always wondered how hatcheries can produce only female chickens?