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Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bkymnro, Mar 12, 2008.
DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT HOW OLD THE EGGS YOU GET IN THE SUPERMARKET ARE?
I am not sure, but when I hold onto my eggs for a week, they are still a lot harder to peel than store bought, which would leave me to believe that the stores are easily over a week old.
That probably doesn't help you much.
Have you tried to float the eggs? The more they float the older they are.
I hear it can be easily 3-4 weeks from laying to your fridge. However, this may not always be the case, as it has been shown that if you buy "specialty fertile eggs" they can still be hatched. This indicates to me that hen to table in some types of eggs, must be less than 2 weeks, even though I have hatched chicks out of eggs a month old. Just very low hatch rates.
I was looking around just found this information on the USDA website.
Expiration Dates are 30 days from being packed
"Use by" and "Best before" are 45 days from being packed
Apparently every carton of eggs that has a USDA seal must have the date packed on the carton in the form of a code.
Great find. Now we don't have to wonder any more.