I read that washing eggs with cold water will draw bacteria from the outer shell inward the egg.

Are hard boiled eggs made with eggs washed with peroxide and rinsed with cold water before cooking safe to eat? I am concerned about the cold water I used to clean the porous shell.

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    Where are you located? In the US, commercially produced eggs are required to be washed before being sold. – Cindy Jun 24 '19 at 12:59
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    And you may remember that boiling destroys bacteria as well. – Stephie Jun 24 '19 at 13:12
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    It's hard to tell whether this is a valid concern about farm eggs & non-pottable water, or paranoia over supermarket eggs. – Tetsujin Jun 24 '19 at 13:34
  • Another question: by "peroxide", do you mean hydrogen peroxide or a different peroxide-based bleach? – user95442 Jun 25 '19 at 7:11
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    @Stephie - I am an English native & I'm not sure what point it's trying to make either;) Additionally, I've vtc'd this as 'too broad' because we need too many additional details before it's answerable at all. – Tetsujin Jun 25 '19 at 17:55

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