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Should You Keep Eggs In The Fridge?

Eggs, Food Safety -

This is a question I get asked a lot while delivering food safety training and one which usually doesn't take too long to answer. Anyway, here we go...

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Eggs should be kept at a cool and consistent temperature, preferably below 20C, which helps to minimise the growth of any micro-organisms that may be present. The best way to avoid temperature fluctuations, and thus the best way to keep your eggs fresh, is to keep your eggs in the fridge. Furthermore, I would always recommend that you keep your eggs in their original carton, so you are aware of the Best Before date, and to try and avoid storing your eggs in the fridge door, as this part of the fridge is most likely to incur fluctuations in temperature.

If there is anything else you'd like to know about storing your eggs, or general food safety questions, please leave a comment below and I'll do my best to answer all your questions.

Written by Shirley Rhoades

Shirley Rhoades (ACIEH) is part of the full time True Bites team and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Environment Health, with over 30 years experience in the food industry. She has an (CIEH) Advanced Certificate in Food Hygiene, a (NEBOSH) Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and is a registered (CIEH) Professional Trainer. She is also a passionate cook and baker in her spare time and is renowned for her huge collection of cook books.

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