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Taking Immunosuppressant Medicine

Increased Risk of Food Poisoning

Taking drugs or medications that suppress your immune system (immunosuppressants) increases your risk of foodborne illness (food poisoning). You may be taking these if you are being treated for an auto-immune disease (e.g., Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), or some kind of inflammation (e.g., severe asthma).

Immunosuppressant drugs place you at heightened risk for foodborne illness. They keep your immune system from fighting off infection as well as it ordinarily would. While there are many types of microbes found in food—including viruses, bacteria, and molds—you need to know that Salmonella is among the risks.

Raw & Undercooked Eggs

Raw or undercooked eggs cause 4 out of 5 Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses. Causes can be as simple as cooking a poached or sunny-side up egg. Or, if you really like to cook, you may be using eggs in homemade recipes like eggnog, fresh smoothies, hollandaise sauce, fresh mayonnaise, Caesar salad dressing, or tiramisu. Maybe you just like raw cookie dough.

We invite you to discover how easy it is to control this risk. Davidson's™ eggs are pasteurized in a warm water bath to eliminate the risk of Salmonella bacteria. Enjoy your eggs any way you'd like!