brown eggs in basket Credit: Photo by Andrea Kratzenberg.

Hot weather not cause of salmonella on egg farms

Findings are further evidence that the hygiene around egg handling in the supply chain and in household and restaurant kitchens is critical to reducing food poisoning from eggs.

New research conducted by the University of Adelaide in Australia shows there is no greater risk of salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons.

Despite a higher number of cases of salmonella poisoning from eggs and egg products during the hot summer months, researchers at the university's School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences said the egg production process itself is not to blame for the increa

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