I was shocked today to while reading Robert Plamondon's poultry newsletter that the date (best by date) commercial egg farmers put on the egg carton can be as much as 45 days and the eggs can still called fresh. That blew me away. I had no idea that eggs in the grocery store could be that old and still considered "fresh". Robert said that he was going to start dating his eggs 30 days out rather than 45 days. Did you guys know about the 45 days? Heck, I thought I have been buying fresh eggs all these years.