Are these eggs safe to eat?
October 10, 2008 9:02 AM Subscribe
Should-I-Eat-This-Filter: I left a half-dozen eggs on the counter yesterday...
posted by dubold to Food & Drink (37 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
They were uncooked, still in their shells, out of direct sunlight. I'd estimate the kitchen was about 70 degrees. They were there from 8am-7pm. When I came home and found them still out, I popped them back in the fridge. The eggs are from our CSA, so they're organic, free-range, etc.
I did a bit of research, and from what I understand, salmonella is only a risk if there's already salmonella bacteria in the egg. To be on the safe side, my pregnant wife won't be eating any of these. Are they okay for me to eat? What factors contribute to eggs going bad? is it time, temperature, or a combination? I understand that the safest course of action is just tossing them, but I hate to waste food.
you are not my doctor, nor will i hold the moderators responsible if i get sick. thanks.