Fact Sheet – Types of Eggs

The egg is a versatile food with many options available for today’s consumers. Shell eggs are the raw eggs that are available in retail stores. Grade of eggs,  AA, A, or B, is determined by the interior quality of the egg and appearance/condition of the shell. Eggs can be brown or white eggs. Egg sizes are

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Five Frequently Asked Egg Safety Questions

Egg Safety Center is your resource for the safe cooking, handling and storage of eggs.  Below are the five top questions from consumers.   “I accidentally left a carton of eggs out on the counter overnight.  Are these eggs safe to eat?” The short answer is, “No.” After eggs are refrigerated on the farm, it’s

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Floating eggs: a bad egg, or just buoyant?

You may have noticed some eggs float in fresh water, while others don’t and have wondered what this means for egg quality.  While it’s been said that means the eggs have gone bad and should be thrown out, a floating egg does not necessarily equal a bad egg. Eggs have an air cell that becomes

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Double yolks: What do they mean and are they safe?

Usually an egg includes one yolk and the egg white, but sometimes the egg will include a double yolk. If you crack open an egg and see a double yolk, is it safe to eat?

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