Eggs sold in the US are washed, removing a protective layer

Refrigerating eggs keeps them fresh and safe

In some countries, eggs are not washed and stored at room temperature

Room temperature eggs spoil faster and are more susceptible to bacteria

Eggs from local farmers may not be washed, personal preference to refrigerate

Keep refrigerated eggs in the fridge and don't take them in and out

Eggs can be stored in their carton for up to 4-5 weeks

Check the expiration date and discard cracked or smelly eggs