Eggs are one of the most versatile and useful ingredients you can find in one’s home. Many people use eggs for making breakfast, prepared in variety of different ways. Besides being very easy to prepare, eggs are extremely nutritious and healthy.
Consequently, lot of people buy eggs in bulk and most of them keep the eggs at room temperature or refrigerated. However, not while ago, a debate on this exact topic has emerged online on some forums. The debate discussed whether eggs should be kept in the refrigerator or not. Even though not everyone refrigerate the eggs, people in Japan, North America, and Australia do.
However, people who keep purchased eggs refrigerated are at bigger risk of getting salmonella, which is a type of bacteria. According to a certain study, published in the Journal of Food Protection, salmonella in vitro insertion into eggs is far more successful in warm eggs rather than in cold ones.
According to National Public Radio, eggs ought not to be refrigerated! The explanation behind it is that there are some other protective measures against the bacterium salmonella, such as inspections, washing, and tracking the eggs on the way from their supplier to the store you have purchased them from. Moreover, the majority of European chickens are vaccinated against this dangerous bacterium, meaning there is no room for worrying about it.
FDA reported that the vaccines against salmonella are the most effective component for prevention of the bacterium. According to Marianne Gravely, who is a technical information expert at USDA’s Food Safety and also Inspection Service, eggs should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours.
She says it is impossible to know whether an egg’s shell is pathogen-free or not. In addition, a bacterium which can cause food poisoning does not affect the food’s smell, taste or its appearance, which is one of the sneakiest things about them. This is why no one can differentiate between salmonella infested chicken and salmonella-free chicken, meaning that it does not matter if you purchased the eggs from a farmer`s market or someone’s backyard, you might encounter with salmonella either way.
Ultimately, the decision is only up to you. You all should be completely aware of the purchased food you consume, but also the way you consume it, because it is the best prevention of every health issue, literally.