You might understand why washing meat can lead to dangerous cross-contamination, but the risks are less obvious with eggs. Conor O’Flynn, operations manager of O’Flynn Medical, explains that washing an egg “may actively aid the transfer of harmful bacteria like salmonella from the outside of the egg to the inside of the egg.” When you wash an egg, the natural barriers the shell has can be compromised, “allowing the harmful bacteria to pass into the inside of the egg, giving it a perfect environment to grow.” The bacteria can then make its way to you if you don’t

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