As a parent, we make decisions every day. Our children’s safety is important to us so we must make the decision to serve eggs with runny yolks or not. This author emphases the importance of the decision to serve runny eggs to children under the age of five or to cook them thoroughly. He clearly states the issues good and bad on how runny egg yokes could cause an illness such as salmonella in children under the age of five.

Key Takeaways:

  • Children under the age of 5 are at risk for infection because their immune systems are still developing
  • Others with a higher risk of infection are pregnant women, the elderly, and those with other illnesses
  • Eggs can still be introduced to toddlers in other ways such as hard-boiled eggs

“Eggs do run the risk of carrying food-borne illnesses like Salmonella, though, and the only way to completely kill any dangerous bacteria that could be in eggs is to cook them all the way through.”

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