Eggs are some of the most versatile ingredients and many people use them for breakfast, prepared in many different ways. Besides being simple and easy to prepare, eggs are also exceptionally healthy and nutritious.
Subsequently, lots of people buy eggs in bulk and keep them refrigerated or at room temperature. Nevertheless, not long ago, a debate on this topic has emerged on some forums, going over whether eggs should be refrigerated or not. Despite the fact that not everyone keeps them in the fridge, people in Australia, Japan, and North America do.
However, those who keep their eggs refrigerated are at risk to get salmonella, a type of bacteria. According to a study released in the Journal of Food Protection, in vitro insertion of salmonella into eggs is more effective in warm eggs than cold ones.
According to National Public Radio, eggs should not be refrigerated! Their explanation behind this is that there are other protective procedures against salmonella, such as washing, inspections, and tracking the eggs on their way from the supplier to the store. Moreover, most of chickens in Europe are vaccinated against this bacterium, which implies that there is no need to worry about it.
FDA reported that vaccines are the most effective way from the supplier of Salmonella enteritidis prevention program. According to Marianne Gravely, a technical information expert at the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, eggs should not be kept at space temperature level for more than 2 hours.
She says that it is impossible to see if an egg shell is pathogen-free or not. In addition, bacteria which cause food poisoning, do not affect the taste, odor or appearance of the food, which is one of the worst things about them. For that reason, nobody can differentiate between a chicken infested with salmonella and a chicken which is not, suggesting that even eggs from a farmer’s market or the backyard of someone you know may include salmonella.
Eventually, the final decision depends on you. You must be completely aware of the food you consume and the way you consume it, as it is the best prevention of every health concern.
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