Survey: Only 48 Percent of Americans Wash Their Hands After Cracking Eggs

July 28, 2015

When it comes to eggs, consumers are pretty good at following two of the four key food safety messages — “separate” and “chill” — but when it comes to “clean” and “cook,” a bit more education might be required.

A team of researchers from RTI International, Tennessee State University, and Kansas State University have just published the findings of their survey of handling practices and consumption of shell eggs in U.S. homes. The study was partially funded by the Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The survey, conducted in September 2013, found that most consumers purchase eggs…