Department of Agriculture warns on Easter eggs and hams

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is continuing to promote food safety during Easter and Passover, including preparation of various meats and other foods and consumption of decorated and undecorated eggs.

“Whether you’re celebrating your Seder meal with brisket or Easter dinner with ham or lamb, keep food safety in mind,” the agency says. “Eggs also are popular for traditional Passover and Easter celebrations and require proper handling.”

Reminders on being aware of and how to avoid food-borne illnesses during this and other holiday periods are available at