Thinking about where your food comes and buying locally is certainly top of mind for everyone today. Eggs are a main food staple which you can buy locally and enjoy all year round. We encourage you to continue to support your Colorado egg farmers and buy local.

You can find locally produced, fresh, wholesome and safe eggs in the dairy case of your favorite Colorado supermarkets. Simply ask your grocer if their eggs are produced in Colorado. Colorado egg farmers comply with all USDA egg grading specifications and meet and exceed FDA egg safety standards.

Look for the Colorado Proud logo which identifies locally produced products

Egg Handling

The risk of an egg being contaminated with Salmonella bacteria is very low, about 1 in 20,000 eggs. But there's no reason to take the risk of contracting foodborne illness. Proper handling of eggs can reduce, and even entirely eliminate, the risk.

Here are some links to help:

Eggs & Food Safety
Safe Food Handling Tips
Egg Tips & Tricks
Avian Influenza 

For additional information on eggs and food safety, call USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1 (888) 674-6874 or the egg nutrition media hotline at (312) 233-1211.

You can also find usefull information at: