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What are the differences in production and storage of (chicken) eggs in France versus the United States?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel to food & drink (16 answers total)
In the United States, all of the eggs that I see for sale at the grocery store are refrigerated. At my local farmers' market, they were at least kept in a cooler. In France, I find eggs on the shelves at room temperature. What are the reasons for these differences?
Also, in the United States, I generally buy eggs from local farmers because of ethical issues with how battery farm chickens are treated (well, that and the eggs taste better). In France, is there the same divide between local producers and battery farms that chop off beaks and confine chickens? Or is it different?
I've tried googling but couldn't find specific answers (I'm sure I'm doing it wrong!).