Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2011, 12:55 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
DFW_M5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,982
From the USDA site:

"Dates on Egg Cartons
Use of either a "Sell-By" or "Expiration" (EXP) date is not federally required, but may be State required, as defined by the egg laws in the State where the eggs are marketed. Some State egg laws do not allow the use of a "sell-by" date.

Many eggs reach stores only a few days after the hen lays them. Egg cartons with the USDA grade shield on them must display the "pack date" (the day that the eggs were washed, graded, and placed in the carton). The number is a three-digit code that represents the consecutive day of the year starting with January 1 as 001 and ending with December 31 as 365. When a "sell-by" date appears on a carton bearing the USDA grade shield, the code date may not exceed 45 days from the date of pack.

Always purchase eggs before the "Sell-By" or "EXP" date on the carton. After the eggs reach home, refrigerate the eggs in their original carton and place them in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not in the door. For best quality, use eggs within 3 to 5 weeks of the date you purchase them. The "sell-by" date will usually expire during that length of time, but the eggs are perfectly safe to use."
__________________

__________________
DFW_M5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-10-2011, 01:30 PM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
powerplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,380
I've never used eggs that were more than a few days beyond the carton date or maybe a week at the most. This morning I purchased a dozen eggs from Trader Joe's for $1.69 so the cost of potentially disposing of a couple 'old' eggs would not keep me awake at night.

When I was a kid we purchased our eggs from a local farm. Two brothers ran a commercial dairy farm and also kept chickens selling their eggs to the local community. The eggs were never refrigerated when we went to pick them up although we kept them cold at home. These eggs were not washed at the farm so I bet that is why they didn't need to be kept cold. The yolks were also a vibrant orange-yellow color unlike the yellow color yolks of the store bought eggs of today.

This has been an interesting and informative thread. Thanks to all for their contributions and I have a much better understanding about shelf life of eggs now.
__________________

__________________
powerplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #23
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 291
Thanks, everyone for your response. It's not so much that I hated wasting this carton of eggs; I wanted eggs and didn't want to go to the store. So, I took my life in my hands and scrambled 2 of them. No ill effects and they smelled and tasted great. Moral of this story, don't be afraid to take a chance on eggs 2 weeks past their expiration date.
__________________
bubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #24
Full time employment: Posting here.
arebelspy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 625
Bringing the thread back on topic with the forum: I wonder how our answers (don't eat em vs eh go for it vs smell them and see, etc) correspond to our risk tolerance levels.
__________________
arebelspy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #25
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
kcowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific latitude 20/49
Posts: 5,720
Send a message via Skype™ to kcowan
Yes dabbling in small caps in akin to avoiding breaking too many eggs
__________________

__________________
For the fun of it...Keith
kcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question for the Docs: some random speculation MichaelB Health and Early Retirement 32 07-09-2011 01:56 PM
Firecalc Inflation question frugalhen FIRECalc support 1 07-05-2011 12:48 PM
Question about inheriting property tmm99 Other topics 8 07-04-2011 12:31 PM
Early withdrawal rules question bizlady FIRE and Money 2 06-23-2011 02:09 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:58 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.