Do eggs have to be refrigerated?

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asked Apr 12 in Other-Food Drink by msopuye (320 points)
Do eggs have to be refrigerated?

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answered Apr 13 by Cicero (1,900 points)
If the eggs have been refrigerated previously then you really should keep the eggs refrigerated until you use them up.

Although I've never had a problem leaving the eggs out on the counter for a few days before I used them when I didn't have enough room in the refrigerator.

If I were to keep the eggs longer than a few days I would refrigerate them especially if they are store bought eggs to keep the bacteria down.

But it's safe to keep the eggs out of the refrigerator for at least 1 to 2 days but any longer than that then they should be refrigerated.

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