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How long do eggs keep before they spoil?

Asked by Rememberme (656 points ) October 18th, 2008

How long can eggs keep in or outside of the fridge without going bad?

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SoapChef's avatar

Four to six weeks, make sure to refrigerate though.

aidje's avatar

I have a carton that says it expired on the 10th. I used the penultimate egg yesterday—the 17th. It wasn’t bad yet.

jvgr's avatar

Until you crack one that’s obviously spoiled.

FYI: Saw a documentary about egg industry.
Eggs candled, packed and carton dated
Eggs delivered to stores
Unsold eggs picked up from stores
Taken back to packing plant
Recandled, packed and carton dated
Eggs delivered to store,
repeat to gone

blastfamy's avatar

Most food-items have incorrect expiration dates – if an expiration date needs to be on the food at all. This is merely a public image thing. For very few things (milk, being one of them) do you actually need to be zealous about heeding expiration dates.

simone54's avatar

Ivgr. What is that a poem??

blastfamy's avatar

he should get the pulitzer

greylady's avatar

http://www.helpwithcooking.com/egg-guide/fresh-egg-test.html

If you aren’t sure about the freshness, here are a couple of ways to test them.

syz's avatar

When I was in Laos, I was always a little concerned because we would have a large flat of eggs that sat out unrefrigerated and we ate them until they were gone (we only had about 6 hours of electricity per day). My dietary choices were pretty severely limited while there, so I ate them anyway. Didn’t seem to do me any harm.

cooksalot's avatar

All depends on how fresh they are. Farm fresh can last for months. Store bought really good question.

XrayGirl's avatar

up to 5 weeks after the sell by date on the carton. I have never left them that long….mine get used pretty quick.

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