18 sick with salmonella from duck eggs in Ireland
Posted: July 30th, 2010 - 7:29am
That’s Sorenne (right, pretty much as shown) enjoying a duck egg omelet made with duck eggs from our friend, Kate the vet. Kate is exceedingly conscientious about cleanliness and I take pains to avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reissued its advice on the safe consumption of duck eggs, following the confirmation of five new cases of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8.
The FSAI states that these five cases are in addition to the thirteen cases associated with duck egg consumption during an outbreak earlier in the year.
It is reiterating its advice to consumers to only consume duck eggs that have been thoroughly cooked and to cease using raw duck eggs in any dishes that will not be cooked thoroughly prior to eating. It continues to recommend that good hygiene practices are followed, such as washing hands and preparation surfaces after handling or using duck eggs.
In light of these new cases, the FSAI advises caterers to be particularly strict in adhering to best hygiene practices and to only serve duck eggs or duck egg products that have been thoroughly cooked prior to consumption. It also reiterates the need for strict procedures to be followed at all times to avoid cross contamination between raw and cooked foods.