No yolk: IDF institutes scrambled-egg ban

According to new regulations for army kitchens, soldiers may only be served hard-boiled eggs which have been boiled for at least eight minutes. If the cook is friendly and talented enough, then omelets can also still be served on condition they are well done on both sides.

The scare of serving rotten eggs is so acute that the army has also banned mayonnaise spreads and other creams which were not cooked or baked. And any egg not used a week after it is delivered to a unit must be disposed of, preferably in the trash.

The new regulations were initiated by the nutrition department of the IDF's Medical Corps. Cooks can continue to use eggs to help coat schnitzels and in cakes.