food  safety


Question by  kona123 (3)

Can you use organic eggs after the sell-by date?


Answer by  Merzkiyi (604)

Yes, however it's always good practice with eggs to crack them into a separate bowl before using. This way, without ruining your recipe, you can check that there's no blood or bits of shell, and that it doesn't smell like it's gone bad.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

The Sell By Date is just a suggestion of when you should use them by. You can use them after because the food is usally good for a few days, but I wouldn't advise it. Since organic foods don't have preservatives they tend to spoil faster than commercial.


Answer by  gummie (738)

Store-bought eggs have an expiration date. They aren't processed in any way such as additives, etc. I'm pretty sure an organic egg is very similar to a regular egg with regards to processing procedures. An organic egg is probably fresher than the other egg.


Answer by  wehadthought (391)

A common sense approach is required. If they look or smell bad, don't eat them. Generally organic eggs will be fine to boil, scramble or use in cooking for a while longer, but old eggs won't poach well.

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