Monday, October 12, 2009

Gecko on the inside of an egg OMG !

In the back of my mind there was something about eggs being slightly hazardous. Apparently 1 in 10 000 eggs is contaminated with Salmonella.  However you have to eat 10 000 eggs to get a bad one, furthermore cooking the eggs destroys the Salmonella. If the Salmonella didn't get killed your bodies defense system might overcome the infection before it gets bad. So the odds of being made sick from an egg is rather low.


What I didn't know until today is that the Salmonella is on the inside of the eggs shell, so no amount of washing can remove it. Yup you read that right - it is on the inside. The chicken may have contamination with Salmonella and contaminate an egg with it on the inside. Furthermore you can get other things on the inside of eggs and this photo shows!

Yes that is the remains of a gecko!

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