Eggs that are not handled, stored or prepared properly can be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. While the chance of coming across a contaminated egg is quite low, the illness caused by Salmonella can be severe. So it is important that you take the same precautions with eggs as you would for chicken, meat, seafood and dairy foods. This video shows how to buy, store, and use eggs in a manner that will prevent any contamination. 4 minutes.