Is better to put the eggs inside the fridge or outside?
July 5, 2008 9:31am CST
Where should we put the eggs?Inside the fridge or outside?Some people told me that we should put the eggs inside the fridge to remain the eggs' freshness but some told me that by putting the eggs inside the fridge will spread the bacterias that retained on the eggs.Which one is true?Do we need to wash the eggs once we buy the eggs?
5 Jul 08
You won't get salmonella from leaving the eggs out, however they won't keep as long either. I know in Europe and Australia, eggs are sold on the shelf just like bread or cereal. But to me, it seems weird. I've always refrigerated my eggs and I always will. In other countries, eggs are NOT washed prior to being sold. In the US, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) requires poultry eggs to be washed in an antibacterial agent and then rinsed twice. When a chicken lays an egg, there is a natural protective membrane (remember, the original intent here is to produce a living chick) is removed in the USDA required process. That's why the eggs in the States must be refrigerated.
5 Jul 08
It makes sense to keep the eggs refridgerated if they are being washed with antibacterial agent. But in Malaysia,it's different,the eggs are not washed even when they are marketed.You can even find the chicken droppings on top of them,lol.
• United States
5 Jul 08
I actually didn't know that there were people that didn't refrigerate their eggs. My family always has, and I've never gotten salmonella. But hey, people keep things in funny places. My aunt almost started a fire at my grandpa's house one time because she didn't know he kept his chips in the oven.