Safely store eggs at home
Why should we store our eggs in the refrigerator when people in other countries don’t?
Different countries have different approaches for controlling salmonella in or on eggs. Egg production practices, egg washing, and hen vaccinations are just some of the differences. For example, in North America, eggs
refrigerators are washed while they are not before packing in Europe. The EU requires salmonella vaccination for all hens. In North America, this vaccination is voluntary. These differences lead to the differences in recommendations for how to safely store eggs at home.
For optimum freshness, store eggs in their original carton in the fridge’s central part, not in the fridge door or in the egg caddies.