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Best before dates on eggs - oh I am such an idiot

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TinyGang Sun 28-May-06 11:00:29

Dd loves a boiled egg and soldiers. She's just had one for breakfast, seemed happy with it, but I was just clearing up the kitchen and the box of eggs says use by 20 May.

I am usually very hot about dates on food. Feel awful for having given it to her. Will she be ok do you think?

colditz Sun 28-May-06 11:03:25

She'll be fine.

they are best before, not use by. Eggs stay fresh for quite a long time.

Rowlers Sun 28-May-06 11:04:17

She'll be fine I'm sure.
But then I'm a bit blase about this sort of thing.
Must have a strong constitution!

azroc Sun 28-May-06 11:04:35

If it seemed okay, it was okay. She would have noticed if it tasted odd - and when eggs go, they really go!

Marne Sun 28-May-06 11:04:54

i used some that were 2 weeks out of date, well gave them to dh, he's still alive

edam Sun 28-May-06 11:05:21

I'm sure she'll be fine but actually, best before dates on eggs are a strange anomaly. They should be treated as 'use by' because of the risk of salmonella food poisoning.

TinyGang Sun 28-May-06 11:06:38

Thanks colditz - she seems fine it's true.

I live in dread of sicky tummy bugs I certainly don't want to be the one to have invited one in.

TinyGang Sun 28-May-06 11:08:20

Blimey you all posted super fast whilst I was replying to colditz. Thanks all

NannyL Mon 29-May-06 16:51:37

she'll be fine

not that long ago eggs didnt even have sell by dates

i use eggs (in baking) up to a month after there sell by date... no problems yet (BUT I DO ALWAYS break them into a mug and check they smell ok) (Never yet had one the doesnt smell ok tho

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