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Eating eggs after stamped date has passed

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MrsAlwaysRight Thu 20-Aug-09 21:29:20

Would you use eggs to make a meringue 2 weeks after the date stamped on them? Not going to be eating it myself but don't want to poison anyone else!! Thanks

Nighbynight Thu 20-Aug-09 21:36:38

crack each one separately into a cup before you add it, and sniff it. If it smells ok, I would use it.

Mistymoo Thu 20-Aug-09 21:37:51

Put the eggs in a bowl of water. If they float they are bad.

Mistymoo Thu 20-Aug-09 21:38:21

Don't crack them first obviously grin

preggersplayspop Thu 20-Aug-09 21:42:26

I am really really squeamish about food being off, but I am definitely ok with using out of date eggs as I use the float test. I wouldn't do a sniff test personally as I think the float test is more reliable.

kitesarefun Thu 20-Aug-09 21:45:01

Yep I do the float test all the time

GrimmaTheNome Thu 20-Aug-09 21:45:33

The dates on eggs are bonkers - I think they assume kept in warm kitchen not fridge.

Float and then sniff just to be sure.

Overmydeadbody Thu 20-Aug-09 21:47:18

Don't do it.

You will all die.

Never mess with The Dates, they are gospel. The eggs know to start rotting as soon as the second hand passes midnight on the night before The Date.

Eggs know these things.

MrsAlwaysRight Thu 20-Aug-09 22:55:59

Thanks all grin

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