Five Frequently Asked Egg Safety Questions
July 12, 2018

Egg Safety Center is your resource for the safe cooking, handling and storage of eggs.  Below are the five top questions from consumers. “I cracked an egg and found a red spot in the yolk!  Is this safe to eat?” Sometimes, “blood” or “meat” spots are occasionally found in the egg yolk.  These are merely

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Crack the Code! Learn How to Read an Egg Carton
March 16, 2018

Have you ever noticed a date and a sequence of numbers that seem to have no meaning on your egg carton?  Well you’re not alone! Learn what these numbers mean and why you should pay attention to them. Let’s start with the Julian date.  The Julian date is a time stamp that indicates when the eggs

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Why do we refrigerate eggs and other countries don’t?
August 11, 2017

When Americans travel abroad and visit a market or grocery store, some may encounter eggs for sales nowhere near a refrigerator.   The Egg Safety Center has many readers who often ask a similar question: why is it safe to eat room temperature eggs in some parts of the world, but not in the USA?  The

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Happy World Egg Day! Keep your celebrations safe and delicious
October 14, 2016

World Egg Day is October 14, 2016 and is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs, in countries all around the world! In 1966, the International Egg Commission established the second Friday in October as World  Egg Day. Eggs are part of a wide variety of foods, and you can find 

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Understanding Dates on Egg Cartons
July 14, 2016

Many eggs reach stores only a few days after being laid. Determining the freshness of eggs can be confusing at times, as some egg cartons feature two dates. The Julian date is the “pack date,” when the eggs were washed, graded and place in the carton. This three-digit code represents the consecutive day of the

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Solving the puzzle of egg labels
December 16, 2015

Consumers have several choices of eggs in today’s egg case – including eggs of different sizes and from a variety of farm environments. While choice is a good thing, some find that there’s so much information on egg cartons, it can be confusing. First, the Julian date (the date the eggs were packed) is usually

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What to look for when buying eggs
November 12, 2015

What to look for when buying eggs Egg farmers take great care and follow food safety programs and regulations on the farm. Once the eggs are safely transported to the store, it’s up to you to keep your eggs safe. To make sure you buy safe, quality eggs, keep these tips in mind: Always purchase

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Keeping your egg safe from the store to your plate
May 12, 2015

Eggs have been carefully handled on farms and egg processing plants to ensure safety. Follow these tips to keep them safe from the store to your plate.

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Safely store your eggs
April 10, 2015

Safely store your eggs There are a lot of questions that go into  buying your eggs, but once you’ve done that you need to make sure you handle and store your eggs safely.  Where is the best place to store your eggs? Should you use the egg holder in the refrigerator door?

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What is that symbol on my egg carton? Free Range Eggs
July 14, 2011

  This week we are focusing on the free range label you see on the egg cartons at your local grocery store and how that label relates to food safety.

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