But remember, eggs, like a lot of dairy products, usually have a or a “best if used by” date and not a use by date.
The most accurate date to consider with eggs is a date placed on the egg carton by the manufacturer called the “pack date”.
This date specifies the julian date (numerical day of the year) on which the eggs were packaged.
Let’s see exactly what all the numbers mean and why they area important for us to read.
Some people use a dozen eggs quickly, so quickly in fact that they buy them in 18 packs instead.
If you open an egg and smell something rotten, be sure to throw that egg away.
I love eggs, but they are probably the one item on my grocery list that give me the most trouble. The eggs are beautiful, large and speckled with bright yellow yolks, but they cost almost twice as much as the grocery store and aren’t always available. So we bounce between the grocery store and the local coop, dreaming of the day when we will have some chickens of our very own. Common Egg Carton Labels: Cage-free: Just as the name implies, these hens are uncaged.
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I am not sure if everyone even notices those numbers on the end of the carton.
On each egg carton, there's a number printed, from 1 to 365 (I bet you can see where I'm going with this, can't you? That represents the day of the year the carton was filled: 1 being January 1st and 365 being December 31st.
Using the code, you can at least tell when the eggs were put in the carton.
So, is greatly reduced if the eggs are not kept constantly refrigerated as they may become unsafe to eat.