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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What color variation are normal on the inside of an egg?
February 26, 2018

Variations of the colors on the inside of an egg can be due to many factors.  Use the guide below to determine which eggs to keep and which eggs to discard. Eggs with these color variations are safe to eat: Cloudy egg white –  indicates the egg is extremely fresh. Dark yellow yolk – an indicator

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Floating eggs: a bad egg, or just buoyant?
October 25, 2017

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?
June 3, 2015

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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I never saw cloudy egg whites before. Are they safe?
October 6, 2014

  Editor’s note: we often receive questions through our website on egg handling and safety. This is a question from one of our followers. If you have a question, submit it here. A cloudy egg white (or albumen) means the egg is very fresh. The cloudiness is caused by carbon dioxide, which is naturally present

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My eggs were in the back of the refrigerator and some of them froze. Should I toss them?
September 25, 2014

Editor’s note: we often receive questions through our website on egg handling and safety. This is a question from one of our followers. If you have a question, submit it here. If the eggs have broken through their shells during freezing, they should be discarded. Nobody likes to waste food, but it’s just not worth

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