The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is currently investigating a salmonella outbreak in both Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.*\nAccording to the PHAC, “many of the individuals who became sick reported consuming, preparing, cooking and baking at home with eggs.”\nEditor's Choice: Canada Just Dropped The Official List Of Quarantine Hotels That Travellers Have To Stay At\n\n \n\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nEggs can sometimes be contaminated with salmonella bacteria on the shell and inside the egg. \n\n\nPHAC\n\n\nThe bacteria can give someone salmonella if they improperly cook or handle a contaminated egg.\nWhile PHAC is not discouraging Canadians from eating properly cooked eggs, they are issuing a notice about how you can ensure you are eating and handling eggs safely.\nThere are a number of ways you can protect yourself, including cooking your eggs and egg-based foods to an internal temperature of 74 C at a minimum.\nAlso, you don’t ever want to eat raw or undercooked eggs, so you need to make sure both the white and the yolk are firm.\nOn top of that, we hate to break it to you, but you shouldn’t be eating raw dough or batter.\nSalmonella symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, stomach aches, headaches, nausea and vomiting. So, be careful how you’re dealing with your eggs, people!\nThis article's cover photo is for illustrative purposes only. \n*This article has been updated.