Food Safety Issues/Eggs

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Today's date is 10/4.  I have some eggs that sell by date is 8/28, always refrigerated.  Safe to use?w

Answer
Hi Betty,

The date on egg cartons are placed there to help stores rotate their stock and make sure they are selling their eggs in a timely manner.

Egg quality is considered safe if used within 30 days of the sell by date.  Since the sell by date was 8/28 then for best quality and safety they should be used by 9/28.  Your eggs are beyond this date and thus the recommendation is to not consume the eggs.

Sorry...

Carol

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Carol Schlitt

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I can answer questions on home food safety, sanitation and home food preservation.

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I am a former Extension educator, nutrition, wellness and food safety, having retired August 1, 2010. I am a food safety instructor for the Illinois Department of Public Health, a ServSafe Instructor/Proctor and have my own company, Safe & Savory Solutions, Inc - www.safeandsavorysolution.com

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National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (Past President and current Historian), St. Louis Culinary Society.

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BS - University of Illinois MS - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

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