Healthy Living

Eggs and poultry remain safe to eat

You might be seeing headlines mentioning highly pathogenic avian influenza and wondering if it’s a food safety concern. It’s not.

Healthy Living:

Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have recently been detected in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. These recent cases do not present a public health concern. Avian Influenza cannot be transmitted through properly cooked meat or eggs and products from any HPAI affected flocks are prohibited from entering the food system.

The proper handling and cooking of all poultry and eggs to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended as a general food safety precaution.

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