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Do you refrigerate your eggs? Lock Rss

I'm sure I heard on one of those cooking shows a couple of years ago that if they have not previously been refridgerated it's fine to leave them out as long as you eat them within a week or so. If they've been refridgerated, they should remain refridgerated.

The problem is that most supermarkets actually receive their eggs via a refridgerated truck. Coles definately does and i'm pretty sure Woolies does too as I've bought a carton their off the shelf and they were deffinately cold. So if they then leave them on the shelf it's not a good thing!

So to answer your question, it depends where we get them from. If we buy them from the supermarket we refridgerate them.



We have ours in the pantry, always have and have had no problems.

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Mine have always been kept in the fridge. I never considered it an option to leave them out.


I asked DH who's a chef and he says it doesn't matter either or, the are better in baking at room temp, but if your cooking them anyway it won't matter if its fridge or pantry.

Plus our supermarket has them on the shelf non refrigerated.

Good point about the supermarkets!

And if your DH is a chef and he says it's okay, then I'm sure it must be fine for them not to be in the fridge smile



Haven't read all the responses.

I keep mine in the pantry.
I asked DH who's a chef and he says it doesn't matter either or, the are better in baking at room temp, but if your cooking them anyway it won't matter if its fridge or pantry.
Also I heard that they can take flavours from the fridge through the shell - so if you've got tinned tuna, or a cut onion then it will slightly take on that flavour.
Plus our supermarket has them on the shelf non refrigerated.



I'm also a chef, totally agree nadz27!
ours go in the fridge(eventually) but try to do it as soon as dh brings them in.However, sometimes they may have been in the chook pen for a few days.Once or twice we have found baby chickens in them gasp angry

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Mine live in the pantry. I just went and had a look at the egg carton and it said 'keep cool, between 7 - 15 degrees out of direct sunlight'. Also before I had DS, I worked at mc donalds, and we kept our eggs in the equivalent of a massive pantry.
Mine have always lived in the fridge. Not sure why, maybe because every fridge i've owned has a special little 'home' for eggs?

Although my new fridge was obviously designed by a male as there are only 10 slots and most eggs come in 12's! huh <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' /> roll eyes


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Hi all, thought I would shed some light on this one from a Foodsafe QLD point of view. The legislation we are governed by as free range egg producer is that eggs MUST be kept in cool storage, before grading at around 9-13 degrees celcius. After eggs have been washed and graded they need to be refrigerated.

Refrigeration is a must if you expect to still have fresh eggs at the best before date.

If anyone has any specific questions, fire away, I can answer only based on what legislation we work with and how our farm runs!!!

BTW we ALWAYS keep our eggs in the fridge!!! After being involved in egg production I'm alot more aware of food safety.
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