I have sat back and read all the post about eggs. Any egg that is not cooked
or pasteurized has the potential to be contaminated with bacteria. Yes, the
bacteria needs the correct environment to become harmful. This particular
bacteria is within the chicken itself and gets in the egg as it is formed.
There is no way of knowing which eggs may be contaminated. Technically there
could be 2 different bacteria that eggs have the potential to be contaminated
with. Salmonella and e-coli. Salmonella would be present when the egg is
formed and e-coli would be a factor when the egg is laid. If you don't eat
things with raw eggs in it you will relatively safe. Many animals other that
chickens carry salmonella. Most reptiles can be a source for salmonella.
E-coli is present in just about every living organisms feces. The e-coli
that is harmful is one that has been mutated by a virus. Wash your fruits
and veggies well. Don't cross contaminate raw meat with other foods and cook
meat and eggs thoroughly and store food at proper temperatures and you will
decrease your chances of food poisoning greatly. If eggs are a great concern
for you then purchase any egg substitute as they are pasteurized and safer.
I hope this helps and does not confuse the issue. Bacteria is present
everywhere and always has the potential to cause harm. Have a great day.