As for eggs in the fridge, I think it is important to distinguish between washed and unwashed eggs. In Mexico eggs aren't washed and are sold at room temp. When an egg comes out of a hen, it is coated with a substance called the bloom. The bloom seals the egg shell and keeps bacteria out. An egg with a bloom (an unwashed egg) doesn't have to be refrigerated and will stay fine for up to 90 days or so. In America however, we have to deal with an entity called the Federal Government. The Federal Government, in their infinite wisdom, decided to force egg sellers to wash the protective coating off the eggs before they can be sold. So you can't buy unwashed eggs in the USA, at least not legally. Sometimes egg producers coat the egg with an oil that attempts to replicate the protective coating the government made them wash off but they aren't required to do that. If an egg is washed and has no coating, it really should be refrigerated. So if you are an American, unless you have your own hens or buy from somebody who you know doesn't wash the eggs, you should keep your eggs cold. Ridiculous, but that is our government for you.
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