Eggs are one of the favorite meals for breakfast, mainly because they can be prepared very easily. Also, they are highly nutritious and healthy.
Almost all people around the world are buying eggs and keep them in the fridge or at room temperature. Recently, there was a debate about how the eggs should be kept.
There is a risk for the eggs to get bacteria called salmonella if they are not kept in the fridge. There is a publication about this topic from Journal of Food Protection, where it is shown that salmonella can enter more easily in the egg if it is non-cold.
On the other side, the National Public Radio states that eggs shouldn’t be kept in the fridge. They also state that there are numerous measures of protection against salmonella undertaken, including inspections, washing, and tracking of the eggs from the supplier to the stores. The majority of chickens in Europe are vaccinated against salmonella, so there is no need to worry about.
FDA reported that vaccines are a pretty efficient against the bacteria. “Eggs should not be kept at a room temperature for more than two hours”, says Marianne Gravely, a technical information expert at the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. We can’t see or check if an egg is pathogen-free. The bacteria can cause food poisoning without any impact of the taste, the smell, or the appearance of the egg.
No one can be sure if the chicken is not infested with salmonella. There will be always chance that the eggs contain salmonella, whether they come from a grocery store, a farmer’s market, or the backyard of your neighbor contain.
The final decision about how you will keep the eggs in the future is up to you!