Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs Puts Safety First This Holiday Season

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Safest Choice reminds the public to give food safety top priority on this year’s holiday “to-do” list; no one wants the celebration to be memorable for the wrong reasons.

Homemade eggnog, the classic holiday beverage, an Eggs Benedict brunch, or perhaps a bite of raw sugar cookie dough, all have one ingredient in common – raw or undercooked eggs. Instead of eliminating these and other favorites from the holiday festivities, eliminate food safety concerns with one simple switch: use pasteurized eggs.

Available in supermarkets nationwide, in-shell pasteurized eggs provide peace of mind when preparing dishes with raw or undercooked eggs. According to Greg West, president of National Pasteurized Eggs, Inc., maker of Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs, “By using a patented all-natural water bath pasteurization process, Salmonella is destroyed without altering the look, cooking characteristics, taste or nutritional gold standard of an ordinary egg. Our safe pasteurized eggs have joined other pasteurized daily staples such as milk, cheese and juice in making safe food an everyday priority.”

Safest Choice eggs are easily identified. Every egg is stamped with a red circle “P,” assurance that it is a pasteurized egg, to be prepared in any way – raw, undercooked, scrambled, poached or fried – not only for the holidays but for every day.

“Our mission is simple,” West says. “Pasteurized = peace of mind™; we eliminate the risk of Salmonella. In the past 11 years our safe, pasteurized eggs have grown from limited availability to fulfilling the food safety needs of consumers, chefs and foodservice institutions nationwide. In fact, Safest Choice has pasteurized almost 2 billion eggs since the company began in 2003.” West emphasizes the importance of also following current food safety recommendations: clean; separate; cook; and chill. Visit http://www.foodsafety.gov to learn more.

For additional information about Safest Choice’s unique pasteurization method, egg recipes for any occasion, and step-by-step instructions for perfect egg cooking techniques visit http://www.SafeEggs.com.

ABOUT SAFEST CHOICE™ PASTEURIZED EGGS
National Pasteurized Eggs (NPE), makers of Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs, has pasteurized almost 2 billion eggs since the company started in 2003. Safest Choice eggs make it possible to enjoy all kinds of recipes that call for raw eggs. They are pasteurized in the shell with a warm water bath. It's a natural process using the precise time and temperature to make them safe to consume raw. A red circle "P" stamped on each egg verifies that the eggs have been pasteurized by Safest Choice and are safe to use in raw or lightly cooked egg dishes. NPE recently received the seal of approval from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the nation's largest organization of chefs. For more information or to find a retailer, visit http://www.SafeEggs.com.

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