Why Eggs Must Be Kept Refrigerated In America

Really interesting. Sometimes we do thing and do not know why. Question everything!

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It has become so commonplace for Americans to put a carton of eggs into the refrigerator as soon possible, that most of us don’t even realize that we are doing it. In the past — before refrigeration — and in many other countries, many people leave their eggs out in the open at room temperature, often on display in a decorative bowl. For Americans, we might be tempted to say, “that is not safe,” or “that is a quick way to get sick!”

Pre-Washed Eggs

However, not refrigerating eggs is only a health concern within the United States and a few other countries. Why is this? The answer has to do with the way eggs are cleaned, processed, shipped to stores, and held in stores. In modern America, the egg industry always washes eggs powerfully to end up with a nice and clean product for their customers. After all, we…

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