Monday, January 20, 2014

Egg Washing

            You may remember I promised a post on egg washing a week or so ago when I was talking about us getting chickens. Aside from the horrendous living conditions most commercial egg producers force their hens to live in, the U.S. also happens to be one of the few countries in the world that washes their eggs. Seems innocent enough, right?
            Instead of re-writing what's already been said before, here are two links to articles about egg washing that John came across in our chicken research.

"Americans-why do you keep refrigerating your eggs?" - This one is more opinionated than the one from Forbes below, but it's basically the same information condensed.

"Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa"

            I don't know about you, but farm "fresh" eggs that have been stored for up to a year and sprayed with chlorine "sanitizing" mist just doesn't seem all that appetizing to me. Ok, ok, so they supposedly don't store eggs for up to a year any more, but it's still gross when you think about how long you've been eating eggs, am I right? Regardless, this practice makes us want our own chickens even more.
            What are your thoughts? Would you rather have American eggs or do you think the Brits have the right idea?



  1. We love eggs but we don't have American eggs here :) Our native eggs are yummy :)

  2. i wanted my own chickens but we dont have the room :(