Handling Guidelines

Food preparation workers should follow these simple steps to make sure the eggs they are preparing are safe to eat.

  1. Follow an approved sanitation programme whenever food is prepared and don’t compromise it by taking short cuts.
  2. Wash your hands with hot, soapy water every time food is prepared.
  3. Use only sanitized utensils, equipment and work areas even if they have just been used for another food.
  4. Wash and sanitize utensils used for eggs before reusing, even if for another egg dish.
  5.  Never mix any shell with raw eggs.
  6. Use only clean uncracked eggs.
  7. Don’t wash eggs before using them – this is done for you ahead of purchase.