RAW egg should be banned from magazine recipes and dried or pasteurised egg promoted instead, according to doctors from Tameside and Glossop health authority. In a survey of 13 popular magazines, they found that seven carried recipes requiring eggs that did not entail any heating at all, while a further three contained recipes in which the eggs were only partially cooked. The doctors argue in the British Medical Journal that magazine editors do not appreciate the risk of salmonella infection from eating raw eggs - not only in high- risk groups such as babies and the elderly but also in fit adults.

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