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World Egg Day was declared as the second Friday in October during an International Egg Commission conference in Vienna, in 1996. According to the International Egg Commission website, the date is meant to be a “unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and is celebrated in countries all around the world.
At Safest Choice we love an opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs. A widely available food that is relatively inexpensive, contains 12 percent of the recommended daily value of protein, is packed with nutrients, vitamins and is low calories deserves a day of celebration! Eggs are also extremely versatile making them a perfect ingredient for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or dessert. This ensures that an egg recipe can be found to fit anyone’sRead More >
Our eggs have always been popular when it comes to foodservice. Many hospitals, long-term care facilities, college and universities, hotels, and restaurant chains are aware of the risk associated with serving large quantities of people unpasteurized eggs. Now – after the largest egg recall in American history – more everyday consumers are aware of the risk of salmonella in eggs and want to make the safest choice when grocery shopping.
Because of this increase in demand Safest Choice has been able to get into a number of new stores throughout the country. This wouldn’t have happened without the help of interested consumers. Thank you to everyone who has continued to buy our eggs, or signed petitions, or asked their grocer directly to carryRead More >
Ina Pinkney, the Breakfast Queen of Chicago, is a huge supporter and a great friend of Safest Choice. Recently, she kindly invited us and thirty of our registered dietitian friends to her comfortable and bright restaurant, Ina’s, in the trendy West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.
The spread she prepared for our group of dietitians was amazingly delicious. The vegetable Frittata, baked French toast with apples, chicken sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and juice were phenomenal. In addition, Ina served a special dish to showcase Safest Choice eggs. Everyone was served an individual corn arepa topped with black beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and a sunny side up egg. She chose this recipe because she would only feel comfortable serving an undercooked egg dish with our pasteurized shellRead More >
Last week Safest Choice eggs sponsored an event for Chicago area Registered Dietitians and Food Service Managers. It was held at the warm and welcoming Ina’s restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop. A special one-hour presentation, Just the Facts: Fat and Cholesterol De-mystified, was given by eating behavior expert Dr. Jim Painter PhD, RD.
The meetings timing was perfect since September is National Cholesterol Education Month and Safest Choice wants people to be informed when it comes to the debate over the nutritional value of eggs versus cholesterol content.
Dr. Painter recommends not giving up eggs if you have a cholesterol problem. Instead of taking things out of your diet, he encourages people to add specific foods. His reasoning is that you won’t have time to miss or eat foods that should be avoided because it’s hard enough to get in all the foods recommended for lowering fat and cholesterolRead More >
As the end of September, National Food Safety Awareness Month, approaches the Safest Choice™ team wanted to recap an event we held to promote food safety and our pasteurized eggs. The event was planned before the nationwide 2010 egg recall, but it did make the timing to promote food safety fitting.
In the wake of the massive egg recall and salmonella outbreak, food safety has moved to the forefront of many consumers’ purchase decisions. To rally support during this time of heightened food safety awareness, Safest Choice™ hit the streets to spread the word about the availability of safe eggs in Chicago supermarkets and beyond. The Safest Choice™ team visited high-traffic areas in Chicago on Friday September 10, 2010 distributing coupons, product literature and giveaway items to inform passers-by about the option of safeRead More >
For several years Albert (Al) Smith has taken an interest in observing Safest Choice’s distribution of the unique product, pasteurized shell eggs. When asked why, his answer is simple: because it feels good. He enjoys providing help for an altruistic cause that promotes a wholesome and very useful product that may save folks from serious illness.
Al feels his efforts are minimal but we think they are phenomenal. His efforts include reading food safety articles online, and then providing information or adding suggestions for other readers in the comments section.
Also, Al makes it a habit to ask grocery stores if they carry Safest Choice eggs. He likes to know if they have plans to stock them so it will be easier for him to purchase eggsRead More >
We are proud that Safest Choice™ eggs has very supportive fans. Some share how happy they were to find a safe egg; some share stories; and others share recipes. That is why we have decided to share the stories of our friendly fans with you.
Ms. Grace wrote to us to say that she loves eggs anyway they can be fixed, and loves them more now knowing there’s no bacteria. As a young girl in Texas wearing a flower print dress made from a feed sack, Ms. Grace helped her grandmother gather eggs from two dozen hens. She carried buckets of fresh water and feed for the hens. She also dealt with a nasty, mean-tempered red roster that watched over the hens. Apparently theRead More >
Pasteurized Eggs and Liquid Eggs Recommended by Food and Drug Administration in Wake of Massive Egg Recall >
On August 18, 2010, in the wake of an egg recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued important advice to both consumers and food services. They advised everyone to avoid eating raw (unpasteurized) eggs. Instead, they cautioned, use pasteurized eggs or pasteurized liquid eggs to avoid contracting dangerous egg-related Salmonella.
The recommendation came amid news of a massive recall of eggs and a CDC report that from May through July, 2010, there was a four-fold increase in the number of Salmonella nationwide, as identified through the monitoring system called PulseNet. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says it logged approximately 200 Salmonella cases every week during late June and early July.
While the 2010 egg recall has ended, the riskRead More >
Safest Choice™ uses fresh cage free eggs from Certified Humane® farms and pasteurizes them in an all-natural water bath. Certified Humane® products meet rigid animal welfare standards towards the goal of improving the lives of millions of farm animals..
Safest Choice™ Cage Free Pasteurized Eggs not only eliminate the risk of Salmonella, they’re free of antibiotics and added hormones. Safest Choice™ Cage Free Eggs are also certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.Read More >
On October 6, 2009, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a report identifying the 10 riskiest foods regulated by the FDA… And eggs were #2, bearing responsibility for 352 outbreaks and 11,163 reported cases of illness between 1990 and 2006. Other offenders included leafy greens, tuna, sprouts, and berries.
The nonprofit watchdog group says the presence of so many healthy foods on such a list is exactly why the United States Senate should follow the House and pass legislation that reforms our fossilized food safety laws. Read full article from the CSPI.Avoid the Risk & Get Free Pasteurized Eggs!
Safest Choice™ pasteurized eggs offer a solution… Our all-natural pasteurization process eliminates harmful bacteria, so you can prepare eggs any way you like —Read More >