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Do You Have To Refrigerate Eggs? American’s Deviate From The Rest Of The World On Egg-Handling Traits

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So where do YOU keep your eggs?  In the refrigerator – with the majority of Americans?  Or, do you keep them on the kitchen counter with the rest of the world?

The reason most American’s cite for storing their eggs in the ice-box is the risk of salmonella from a spoiled egg.  But according to experts, this is backwards.

Eggs processed in America are washed, candled, and packaged before hitting the grocery store shelf.  In European countries, the washing process is skipped;  Other countries around the globe believe that washing the surface of the egg shell leaves them more susceptible to contaminants and bacteria.

For more information, read this article – and then form your own opinions.

 

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