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Eggs in plastic containers...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by katehagerartist, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. katehagerartist

    katehagerartist New Egg

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    My son - first year chicken 4H decided to show eggs this year. We had a cool plastic container and some of our hens are Americanas so we thought cool...we'd take blue eggs in that container. His judge had a cow said plastic causes salmonella and his eggs were contaminated and could no longer be eaten. We'd never heard such a thing.... Any input??
     
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting!
    Love to hear from eggsperts, in my opinion plastic doesn't cause it, bacteria does, which could be already on the eggs, from chicken, from meat contamination and unsanitary handling. [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Doesn't sound logical to me. Hope someone with solid facts checks in.
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cooked eggs or shell eggs? Sounds like the judge was being a know-it-all.
    When scratch & worn plastic is porus and can harbor bacteria. The organic crowd avoids plastic because it releases deadly chemicals used in the manufacturing process. google "BPA"
     

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