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What points should you consider when buying eggs?

When purchasing commercially-produced eggs (those coming from farms with 3,000 or more hens):

  • Always purchase eggs from a refrigerated case.
  • Choose eggs with clean, uncracked shells.
  • Don’t buy out-of-date eggs.
  • Look for the USDA grade shield or mark. Graded eggs must meet standards for quality and size.
  • Choose the size most useful and economical for your lifestyle.
  • When purchasing egg products or substitutes, look for containers that are tightly sealed and unopened.
  • Click here to learn what different labels, like UEP Certified or cage-free, indicate.