How long do eggs stay good in the refrigerator?



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** How long do eggs stay good in the refrigerator? **

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**Egg Survival **

It's important to get tips on how to protect yourself and your family from
food-related illnesses. It's sometimes easy to determine when food in your
refrigerator has gone bad. All you usually have to do is check for mold, or
for a foul odor.

carton of eggs

-Question: How long can you keep eggs in the fridge?-

*Expert answer:* We tell consumers to look to the egg carton dates to judge
freshness. A couple of bits of info regarding the sell-by date: The USDA
says that the date can be no further ahead than 30 days after the packing
date. Your store can choose any day within that 30 days to date the eggs.

If you don't find a date on the carton, using the eggs within three weeks
of the carton date should allow them to be used within optimum quality. By
"optimum quality," we refer to the fact that the yolk will be high and
upstanding, and the white will be tall and firm. As the membrane releases
from the shell, the whites spread out, so you want to use fresh eggs for
poaching and other recipes where shape is important, and save the


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How to Tell if an Egg is Bad: Three Easy Tests - wikiHow

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** How to Tell if an Egg is Bad **

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Tell if an Egg is Bad

Do you need to be able to tell if an egg is good or bad? Here are three
different tests.

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-Floating Test-

1. 1
*Place the egg into a bowl of cold water*. The water level should be about
2 times higher than the egg.

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*Observe what the egg does*.

· Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and probably lie on
their sides.
· Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob
· If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching
for the top, it's probably close to three weeks old.
· Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.

-Sloshing Test-

1. 1
*Hold the egg up to your ear*.

2. 2
*Shake the egg gently*.
3. 3
*Listen for sloshing*. If you can hear a distinct sloshing sound, it's best
not to consume the egg. If you can't hear anything, the egg is likely fine.

-Cracking Test-

1. 1
*Crack the egg on a flat surface, like a plate*.

2. 2
*Observe the yolk and albumen*.

· If the yolk is slightly globe-shaped and sitting high


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