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Schwarzenegger: Eat Local, California Eggs are Safe

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Left to Right: Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura. | Photo via the Governor's Office
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Last month's major recall of Iowa-produced eggs has consumers wary of just about all eggs found on grocery store shelves. That's why Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (or SchwarzenEGGer -- we couldn't resist) today dropped by a Sacramento supermarket to assure Californians that eggs from the Golden State are a-okay.

"For over a decade, California has implemented the California Egg Quality Assurance Program to ensure that eggs produced in California are safe for consumers," the Governor's Office said in a statement.

"Follow my lead, buy and eat California eggs. They are safe and healthy," Schwarzenegger tweeted with a link to a video of him eating a hard boiled egg.

Related: Soon all Eggs Sold in CA Must Come from Humanely Treated Hens