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What Happens To The Eggs Inside Your Refrigerator Might Be Worse Than You Thought


Eggs are a staple of the American diet. They’re a delicious way to incorporate protein and Vitamin B2 into breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and they’re so easy to make that you basically only need to know how to turn on a stove.

But as it turns out, eggs could do us more harm than good. The expiration date on egg cartons isn’t always accurate… and missing the real date could cost you dearly.

This 3-digit number is on every carton of eggs sold. It’s called the Julian number, and it’s used to let consumers know what day of the year their eggs were packaged on.

For example, a carton with the Julian number 365 contains eggs packed on December 25th.

But when you compare this number with the sell-by date on your carton, you might be surprised by what you find.

To think that our eggs could have been rotting in their packages for a month before we scramble them is more than a little disturbing. So please remember to always check the Julian number!

On one side are those who think that unless eggs are put in the fridge — which has a plastic rack for the purpose — there is a risk of food poisoning.

According to the British Egg Information Service, the only place to keep food cool and avoid temperature fluctuations is the fridge, ‘hence the advice on egg packs’.

This view is backed by two experts at Bristol University’s School of Veterinary Science, Dr Rosamund Baird and Dr Janet Corry, who say that if an egg is contaminated with the bacteria salmonella, storing it at room temperature allows the salmonella to multiply.

Worryingly, they say, you won’t be able to spot any change in colour, smell or consistency.

‘Salmonella will not multiply in the fridge,’ they say.

In a U.S. study in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture last year, investigators subjected eggs to a battery of tests to assess their quality, after they had stored more than 2,000 of them at various temperatures for up to four weeks.

The study reported that egg quality was found to deteriorate at four weeks in temperatures of 7.2 c or above (room temperature is normally


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