Does this mean America is the only country that sanitizes eggs? No! She goes on to explain that other countries have other methods that prevent salmonella (like vaccinating chickens) so they leave that natural protective coating on them, which means they don't need to be stored in a fridge.
However, once an egg — any egg! — has been refrigerated, it must remain refrigerated in order to prevent the spread of bacteria through its porous shell.
And that, my friends, is why you see eggs sittin' pretty on non-refrigerated shelves in every other part of the world.
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