It’s a common practice among many Filipinos to store eggs inside the refrigerator after bringing them home from the supermarket.
But do you know that putting eggs inside the refrigerator is not a good idea, and could make you sick?
National Public Radio claims that chicken eggs don’t need to be put inside the refrigerator. Storing the eggs at room temperature is enough.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea and food poisoning, which in rare cases, could lead to death. Salmonella is naturally present in eggs, meat, poultry, and milk. Cooking and heating easily kills the harmful bacteria.
Putting eggs inside the refrigerator gives the salmonella bacteria the chance to contaminate other food products inside your fridge! That is why it’s not advisable to store eggs inside your refrigerator.
If you want to store eggs inside the refrigerator, you should wash them properly to remove the chicken poop and blood that stick to the shells.
Storing eggs at room temperature is sufficient. Eggs will not spoil easily if placed at room temperature. In fact, most people in the United States and Europe don’t place eggs inside the refrigerator.