The Broken Egg Leads the Way in Food Safety in Sunshine State by Using
Pasteurized Shell Eggs to Eliminate Risk of Food-Borne Illness
LANSING, Ill., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- National Pasteurized Eggs, http://www.safeeggs.com, announced today that The Broken Egg restaurants in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota, Fla., will now exclusively use its Davidson's Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs brand for all dishes requiring eggs.
By using Davidson's pasteurized shell eggs, The Broken Egg joins a growing number of U.S. restaurants and food service entities that are converting to pasteurized shell eggs to eliminate the risk of Salmonella enteritidis (SE), the main egg-related Salmonella bacteria. The Broken Egg, which serves nearly 300,000 eggs per year, is the area's first breakfast and lunch restaurant to use 100 percent pasteurized shell eggs in every egg dish. Use of pasteurized shell eggs has skyrocketed in the past year, due to consumer concerns about food safety in wake of food-borne illness outbreaks throughout 2007.
"We have more than 30 egg dishes and five different eggs Benedict selections alone," says Bob Kirscher, managing partner of Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota's popular The Broken Egg restaurants. "We go that extra step by serving pasteurized eggs exclusively to our patrons enabling us to eliminate the risk of salmonella poisoning and providing us with peace of mind knowing that we are doing all we can to keep our guests safe."
While many restaurants use liquid eggs, which also protect against SE, pasteurized shell eggs provide the culinary capabilities chefs require and customer's desire.
"Food safety has always been a top priority at our restaurant," says Kirscher. Since 1985, The Broken Egg, featuring breakfast and lunch have been a longtime fixture in the community and is popular with local residents and tourists, alike.
The Food and Drug Administration
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