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Why Most Americans Refrigerate Raw Shell Eggs and Europeans Often Don't

Green Lifestyle  (tags: eggs, food, health, humans, interesting, salmonella, world )

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American travelers to Europe may have noticed that people "across the pond" often store raw shell eggs at room temperature. They can safely do that because of the way eggs are produced in Europe, but it can't be safely done in the U.S. because of Salmonel

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Stephen D (58)
Monday July 28, 2014, 7:51 pm
The difference is that our eggs are up to a month old and the protective bloom is washed off and theirs are fresh and it`s not uncommon to find a feather amongst them. ty Kathy

Jordan G (37)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:47 am
So ... I was all ready to castigate our method of storage, but I'm not sure I want vaccinations either, and that's what they do across the pond.

Perhaps the answer is to "buy locally." In the meantime, I think our method may actually (and perhaps surprisingly) be better.

Lisa Zilli (17)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 10:36 am
Didn't know this, thanks for sharing.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 2:40 pm
This is news for me. We stored them in our fridge too or some people might have a cold cellar.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:04 pm
Interesting information. Thanks Kathy

Kathryn M (108)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:06 pm
Interesting. Thank you, Kathy.

David F (39)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:47 pm
I am lucky to get free range eggs from my neighbour and her organically fed hens. You won't believe how yellow the yokes are.

marie C (163)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 4:54 pm
Yes I keep my eggs at room temperature we are told putting them in the fridge kills vitamins

Dan(iel) M (25)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:25 pm

Panchali Yapa (26)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 8:40 pm
Thank you

James Maynard (84)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 9:26 pm
Eggs in the grocery and markets here
are not typically chilled either. Took a
little getting used to. Still put them in
the fridge when I get home......

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 9:28 pm
yeah, when I was in Egypt for a bit, they do the same as Europe, they leave them out of the fridge but I find that way the eggs weren't always fresh so you had to ask for ones that just came that day

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 10:01 pm

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:14 am
Good to know. TY Noted

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 2:30 am
Interesting! Thanks Kathy.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 2:41 am
Really interesting and topical. Eggs are not refrigerated in supermarkets here in NZ and we are recommended to store at room temp.

Enrico H (7)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 6:02 am
thanks for sharing

Stella G (403)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 4:33 pm
Molto interessante, ma penso che incida anche la temperatura del paese di provenienza e la scadenza. Grazie

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:12 pm
Noted. I saw a program where they said when eggs reach the sell by date they are reprocessed and given a new sell by date. If this is true the eggs you purchase could be very old.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 8:29 am
Never knew this--but than again i've never been an egg fan+haven't eaten them in years. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday August 1, 2014, 5:15 am
Don't look in the refrigerated section for them, but when I asked people in the States if they washed eggs they look at me crazy, but you do find the occasional feather in Europe.

rose s (239)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 11:34 am
Just only proves the lack of quality of food in the US..time to demand better grade..

Shana Blowers (6)
Monday August 4, 2014, 4:34 pm
Interesting. Never knew this. Thanks!
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