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My organic eggs have a date of June 24 on them; today is June 28. Can I still cook them? (I am not used to purchasing organic eggs.)

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    What kind of 'date', what country & are they refrigerated? Best before, use by, sell by... there are many types. – Tetsujin Jun 28 at 19:01
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    Your question should be 'should I eat eggs past the date on the container'? Because the question you asked calls for an answer like 'I prefer mine in an omelette, with chives' – user57361 Jun 28 at 19:40
  • Possible duplicate of How long can I keep eggs in the refrigerator? – Cindy Jun 29 at 7:16
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    Older eggs will appear watery when you break them. The flavor (as far as I can tell) is not affected. I've used egss past their date without a problem. I've also cracked plenty of 'watery' eggs which were not (supposedly) past their date. Neither made me ill. – elbrant Jul 1 at 23:08
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Check again, the date should be 'sell by' rather than 'eat by'. If you're in the US, you should have at least a couple weeks to eat them after the sell by date.

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    I'm puzzled by the "it must be the US if it's organic" claim. There's no monopoly on the term. – Tetsujin Jun 29 at 6:59
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    Well, Tetsujin it's not 'organic' in Europe. – user57361 Jul 1 at 16:47
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    @JamesMcLeod the no-ranting policy extends to all kinds of posts on the site, including comments. I edited the comments here to keep only relevant information. – rumtscho Jul 3 at 9:08
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use a glass of water, if they float to the top not good, if the sink they are fresh, if they kinda float but not to the top they are ok

  • yes... but what do the dates mean? That was the question. Check How to Answer if you'd like to learn more. – Luciano Jul 4 at 8:23

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