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Can lemon juice make raw egg safer?

Can lemon juice make raw egg safer?, News & Observer, Aug. 21, 2012. Q:  I was given a dessert recipe that included raw egg whites and lemon juice. I remember being told that lemon juice “cooks” raw eggs. What do you think? Benjamin Chapman, a food safety expert with N.C. State University agreed that the acidity in the lemon juice might not affect salmonella if it is already present in the egg.