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I an egg has a blood spot, is it safe to eat?

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Blood spots in eggs are caused by a rupture of one or more small blood vessels in the yolk at the time the egg was laid. The albumen of freshly laid eggs is typically cloudy and this makes it difficult to detect small blood spots during processing. If there is a blood spot present, it actually means that the egg is fresh. Remove the spot using the tip of a knife. It is safe to eat if cooked thoroughly. SOURCE: Dr. Julie Northcutt, Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (April 2008)

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