Do you have to wash farm fresh eggs?
A: It’s counter-intuitive but true: Your eggs will stay fresher if you don’t wash them at all. When you wash eggs, you can drive some bacteria in through the pores of the shell, so it’s a bad idea to do so unless needed just before cooking as a general practice. If your nests are clean, your eggs should be clean.
Do you have to wash chicken eggs?
No, it’s not necessary or recommended to wash eggs that have a USDA grade shield or mark on the carton. In fact, washing these eggs may actually increase the risk of contamination because the wash water can be “sucked” into the egg through the pores in the shell.
Should you wash eggs before cooking?
But plenty of cooks like to, at the very least, rinse the egg in the shell before they crack or boil it, to make sure that there’s no lingering dirt or germs. But the USDA and nutritionists alike say that washing the eggs is not necessary—and can actually further bacteria.