Bird Flu Alarm

Understanding Avian Influenza

If I live in an affected area, are eating poultry and eggs safe and how should I prepare it safely?

In addition to what was said above, do not eat raw or soft-boiled eggs nor utilize them uncooked in food preparations.

Cook all poultry thoroughly using a food thermometer to ensure that poultry reaches at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Eggs should be cooked solid throughout. Eggs, hands, knives, cutting boards and all counter tops may be washed with soapy water and sanitized with a solution of one-teaspoon chlorine bleach in a quart of water.

Understanding Avian Influenza