Pack Date vs. Lay Date

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by horsewishr, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that commercial eggs must be sold within 30 days of their pack date. But I can't find info on how long an egg can be stored before it's packed. Does anybody know??
     
  2. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question for which I dont have the answer but I have seen on 20/20 information on what happens to the unsold eggs in the supermarkets.

    If past the pull date,the markets send them back to their place of origin where they get repackaged-
    a new pull date stamped on them and sent out to the stores. Sweet HUH! Another reason to have your own!![​IMG]
     
  3. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SM, how recent was that 20/20 show? I thought repacking was illegal?

    edited to add:
    the info I could find on the web says that there was a permanent ban on repackaging instituted in 1998.
     
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