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How should I cook eggs to prevent food poisoning?

To avoid Salmonella, eggs should be cooked thoroughly. Look for these signs of doneness to help prevent foodborne illness:
  • Scrambled: Cook until firm, not runny.
  • Fried, poached, boiled or baked: Cook until both the egg white and yolk are firm.
  • Egg mixtures, such as casseroles: Cook until the center of the mixture reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit when measured with a food thermometer.

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