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 in freshly laid eggs. As an egg ages, it escapes through the pores of the shell and the egg white clears up. Whether the egg white is cloudy or clear, it’s still perfectly safe to eat. When properly refrigerated, eggs can be kept 4 to 5 weeks beyond the pack date on the carton.