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@eloisa @packbat TL;DR - Americans have a problem with salmonella and chicken shit on eggs. so please refrigerate your eggs

@chuck @eloisa Specifically, the United States deals with salmonella by requiring eggs be cleaned instead of by requiring the chickens to be vaccinated, and cleaning the egg removes a protective layer on the shell that the European food system relies on to protect the contents from contaminants.

@packbat @chuck I'm horrified! And at the same time I understand why, now!

Thank you so much for that explanation! :blobcatsurprised: --> still in horror

@packbat @chuck @eloisa I read somewhere the protective layer is washed even on european eggs, but they re-apply an artificial one. so in theory at least there isn't any chicken shit on them. But we refrigerate them anyway so idk

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