Friday, July 19, 2013

American Grade A Eggs are illegal in Europe for Food safety resaons

True.. but little known...  eggs sold in america would be illegal to sell in europe. The USDA guidelines for processing and preserving eggs are exactly opposite those in place in europe.  The forbes article below describes the differences, and the reasoning behind it.

Little Sprouts offers eggs both ways.. washed or unwashed. We let you, the  consumer choose what fits best for your lifestyle.  In the summertime, both types are refrigerated, but in fall, winter, and spring the unwashed eggs are kept a cool room temp.

It is fascinating how the two countries arrive at different conclusions about how to best preserve eggs. The eggs themselves are exactly the same... just he laws are different.

Take a read!

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