How long will fresh chicken eggs keep in the refrigerator?
Various answers by our contributors:
- Eggs can remain edible for even longer than a month, but
freshness (egg yolk that sits firm and high, and a thick viscous
egg white) will be noticeably less after two weeks.
If eggs start out as Grade AA, they remain AA for only two weeks if properly refrigerated. After that, they'll be Grade A for another 2 weeks.
- Here is a true test of freshness: Get a bowl of cold water. Put
the whole egg in the water. If it sinks, it's fresh; if it floats
to the top, it is old. It will kind of lay almost on its side. You
can see the age of it by how much it floats. It's a good idea to do
this test before selling any eggs if you suspect they are older
than two weeks.
However, by putting the eggs in water, you wash away the bloom from the egg, a protective layering that prevents bacteria from entering the egg. Therefore, unless you are not expecting to keep the eggs for very long, you should not put them in water. If you must wash the eggs, use HOT running water.
- Farmers have 30 days from the day an egg is laid to get it to stores. Then, the stores have another 30 days to sell the eggs. The USDA recommends a maximum of 5 weeks in your refrigerator before you discard your eggs. What does this all boil down to? On April 1, you could be eating an egg that was laid on Christmas.
- Many eggs in the U.S. get to market within a few days of laying. If there is a USDA shield on the carton, it must have at least a Julian pack date. A use-by is not required, but if used, it must not be more than 45 days from packing. If the eggs are not distributed interstate, state laws will apply and are variable.
- Keep in mind that farmers generally get their eggs to stores within a week, and both the "pack date" and "sell by" date are stamped onto the carton. The numbers run from 1-365, depending on the day of the year. Lastly, there is a big difference in taste between farm fresh eggs and week-old eggs. If you want the freshest eggs, you can buy from a local farmer.
- There is an expiration date on the carton. If in doubt, put the egg in water. If it floats, do not use it.
- Eggs last about 4-5 weeks in your refrigerator. If you don't know how long the egg has been in the refrigerator, fill a cup with water (enough to cover the egg), and put the egg in the cup. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it is still good to eat; if the egg floats, however, it is bad and should be discarded.
You can get more life out of eggs coating them with a light layer of Olive Oil which is much like the protective layer they come with out of the hen. It can even keep eggs fresh for awhile without any refrigeration and extend refrigeration by a week at least.
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