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To fridge or not to fridge – how should we really store eggs?

In the United States, eggs are usually kept in the fridge, while in Europe and some other parts of the world eggs are not refrigerated. Read on to find out which is the healthiest way to store eggs.


The way you should store eggs depends on the country, but if you are not sure about how they were produced, just keep them in the fridge. Note that it's a bad idea to keep eggs in a fridge door, as the eggs will experience rapid change of temperature every time you open the fridge, which will increase the risk of infections.


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43 Comments
shelleyalso
As long as they haven’t been washed you can keep them on the counter but if you wash them that removes the film that keeps the bad stuff out so now they have to go in the fridge. Apparently you can let an unwashed egg sit on the counter for 60 days before it goes bad.
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Nov 12, 2019 9:31PM
jakeandgeorgesmom
As long as they haven't been refrigerated there is no need to.
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Nov 8, 2019 4:48AM
Cavallo-Toto Lorraine
Always refrigerate
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Nov 7, 2019 8:37PM
Divine Lucas
Lynne Mills, We don’t have to refrigerate.
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Nov 1, 2019 6:46PM
Kirk Tanaka
I think the Europeans have the right idea.
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Oct 24, 2019 2:41AM
rebeccaruiz
Good to know.
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Oct 23, 2019 5:14PM
Irma Rivera
The refrigerator companies recommend to place the eggs towards the back of the refrigerator in the carton to protect the eggs from breaking and to avoid put them on the door because the constant opening and closing can affect the eggs temperature and can spoil...
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Oct 23, 2019 4:28AM
gina rob
I store mine in the fridge and it gasb't been a problem.
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Oct 23, 2019 3:11AM
Criona Walsh
Good info. I usually keep them in the refrigerator
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Oct 22, 2019 11:36PM
Cheryl Perkins
We have 14 chickens and sell them at our gate. We never refrigerate them or wash them. They are free-range organic eggs and taste just the best.
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Oct 21, 2019 10:51PM
Martha Schneider-Ramírez
This information is new to me, but I knew we can’t wash eggs. In the market they aren’t refrigerated But after having them, always refrigerate.
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Oct 21, 2019 6:42PM
Renato Pelejo
Most developing countries local market sell eggs on their stall. Is this bad for human consumption?
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Oct 19, 2019 11:31PM
scheulkemaddog
i always thought they should be stored in the fridge
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Oct 19, 2019 9:35PM
Muriel Baker
Always refrigerate - mama did so that must be the way!
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Oct 19, 2019 7:44PM
Ian Swindale
If eggs should no be kept in racks on a fridge door, why are the doors usually designed to allow them to be stored that way?
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Oct 19, 2019 2:40PM

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