View Full Version : Would you eat eggs one day past the expiration date?

10-27-2008, 12:34 PM
Usually I wouldn't think twice about it but I am 30 weeks pregnant and don't want to risk getting sick. Do you think eggs that expired yesterday are safe? Thanks, Kris

10-27-2008, 12:37 PM
I would.

Did a quick google for you....here's what I found:

The "sell by" or "best if used by" or "exp (date)" are all expressions used by the industry in various states, and are used by the retailer to assure you of freshness. The egg will continue to be fresh for at least another 2-3 weeks if it has been refrigerated from the time packed until used at 45 degrees F. or lower.

As the egg ages, it does lose some of its qualities, so if you were baking a cake or whipping meringue, your cake might not rise as high as expected, and you might not get the volume of meringue you would expect, so for baking purposes it is better to use a fresher egg.

10-27-2008, 12:37 PM
Likely they are fine. You can drop them in a bowl of water....if they sink, then they are fine. If they float....throw them out! HTH

10-27-2008, 12:38 PM
Yes they are safe. As my grandma put it "you will know when they are not safe". I have eaten eggs that are a week past due and they are fine. I don't think they have ever been more than that, 7 people in our house (6 of us eat eggs) yeah we are usually lucky to keep eggs to their due date, lol.

10-27-2008, 12:39 PM
I wouldn't worry about one day, a couple weeks maybe. With milk they say it is good a week past the date, so I would give eggs the same flexibility. Bacteria don't set those dates, a person does, so I'm sure the chances of one day making any difference are beyond slim-to-none. Enjoy those eggs, just cook them well!

10-27-2008, 12:48 PM
Thanks Mamas:goodvibes: , I ended up making them based on your advice and they tasted just fine. My girls are both eating them right now. :thumbsup:

10-27-2008, 12:49 PM

10-27-2008, 12:50 PM
yes, i would :)

10-27-2008, 12:52 PM
:roflmbo: i don't even check the expiration date :blush:

10-27-2008, 12:53 PM
:roflmbo: i don't even check the expiration date :blush:

:yeahthat: :giggle: We eat a LOT of eggs. I don't think they'd make it CLOSE to that date!

10-27-2008, 02:17 PM
Yep. I would.

:roflmbo: i don't even check the expiration date :blush:

I never did either, but DH is a compulsive date checker. lol. I just take them down to Moms and give them to her. She says they are fine for a month or longer after expiration date.

10-27-2008, 03:31 PM
Yes, eggs are fine a month or more past their "expiration" date.

10-27-2008, 03:48 PM
I just take them down to Moms and give them to her. She says they are fine for a month or longer after expiration date.

my mom says the same and I have found it to be true.

10-27-2008, 03:53 PM
yes, we eat them LONG PAST a day after expiration.

10-27-2008, 04:40 PM
I second everyone else, you will definately know if an egg is bad! We've eaten them a week or two past the date

10-27-2008, 04:50 PM
Eggs keep and keep as long as their in the fridge. I've got a TON right now.

10-27-2008, 06:41 PM
my husband swears the exp date on eggs is just a joke and he'd probably eat them no matter how old they were as long as they didn't smell when he cracked them, i don't quite agree, but he's never gotten sick. (BTW we don't have ages old eggs in our house, but he has eaten them a few days past their "prime")

10-27-2008, 08:52 PM
I eat them 1 week to 10 days past their exp. date:blush:

10-27-2008, 09:16 PM
I'm with everyone else per Julia Child "A bad egg smells like a bad egg" you'll know if there is a problem!

10-27-2008, 09:50 PM
DH works for the company that ships all of our local egg farms. (I hate his job) but eggs will keep for a long time after their expiration date. The date is only there for certain states who require a certain # of days on their cartons. The same eggs that are dated for 30 days are also the same eggs that are dated for 60 days. (anyone need eggs? I have about 8 dozen in my fridge)

10-27-2008, 10:35 PM
I heard that they'll keep for a couple of months in the fridge. I used some with an August date last night and I'm perfectly fine. LOL

10-27-2008, 11:03 PM
I'm food paranoid and it's 2 wks after the SELL BY date- it's a sell by not use by- yogurt is also a sell by and has 1 wk. Some foods are sell, some are use.

10-28-2008, 12:23 PM
Oh yeah! We do all the time. If you're nervous put them in something you bake to make sure they are more cooked.