Sunday, October 2, 2016

Are Eggs Should be Kept in Fridge

Eggs should put into the refrigerator or not? The answer depends on your geographical location. Different countries were different food storage.

American society used to buy eggs at the grocery store. In the store, eggs refrigerated after washed.

Interest washing and storage at cold temperatures is to prevent the spread of Salmonella bacteria, which can be transmitted either from infected chickens or from manure.

Chickens do not need to be vaccinated against Salmonella, but there are about 79,000 cases of food-borne illness and 30 deaths each year are caused by consumption of eggs contaminated with salmonella, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

However, there are disadvantages egg wash. When the eggs out of the chicken, the shell is coated with a protective layer of proteins and other molecules, called the cuticle.

This layer is designed to keep bacteria such as salmonella infiltrated through the porous egg shell. Washing removes dirt, but also removes the protective cuticle.

In Europe, eggs are not recommended to be washed. They depend on the cuticle to prevent bacteria.

Salmonella National Control Programme (NCP) in the UK prevents operators and manufacturers to market eggs infected with the bacteria or an "unknown health status" (in other words, not tested, according to the standard NCP). This means, they vaccinate their chickens in order to avoid the salmonella.

In Indonesia, people used to keep eggs on the fridge door. It is actually less advisable, as part of the fridge door is the part that most fluctuating temperature while the eggs are still vulnerable to changes in temperature.

Instead, save the eggs after cleared in another refrigerator section where the temperature is colder and stable.

Low temperatures will minimize the risk of contamination with Salmonella bacteria, and prevent the Salmonella bacteria to multiply.

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