Are unrefrigerated eggs more likely to carry salmonella?
I have brownies in the oven, and I did a great job of licking the bowl with the remnants of three raw eggs in it. While doing so, I was thinking about the “rule” to not lick the bowl lest you get salmonella from the raw eggs. My parents never enforced this rule when we were children, and I don’t enforce it as an adult. However, those were American eggs that stay refrigerated at all times.
Now, I am in the UK and the eggs are out on the shelf with the rest of the dry goods at the supermarket. Since they aren’t refrigerated during this time, is licking the brownie batter bowl any more dangerous than it is in my home country of hypochondriacs?
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