Back in the late '80s and '90s the UK egg industry had a serious salmonella problem. That’s no longer the case, but eggs still haven’t lost their notorious reputation. For most people fresh, raw egg yolk is perfectly safe to eat. But as a precaution, infants, the very elderly, pregnant women and anyone with a compromised immune system shouldn’t eat raw eggs. Luckily you can buy pasteurised egg yolk in most supermarkets.