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How long after their best before date are eggs safe to eat?

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    How long after their best before date are eggs safe to eat?

    I have 4 eggs with "display until 13 OCT, best before 20 OCT" on them. Are these still ok or will they make me ill/throw up/die/give me cancer/anything else?
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    They would probably be ok a day after, maybe even a couple of days, but I wouldn't risk it myself tbh. Can't you get salmonella from eggs or something?
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    Put them in a container of fresh cold water. The higher they rise, the dodgier they are. If they float completely, they're probably not safe. I think as long as they don't float, they're edible.

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    Researched a bit, and if it rests on its pointed side on the bottom, it's a bit older but fine to eat, if it floats, it's stale. Really fresh eggs should lie sideways on the bottom.
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    no seriously, i work on a farm.... eggs usually have best before dates of about 28 days since they were laid. They will be fine to eat up until 6 weeks after! I wouldn't recommend going above six weeks though.
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    If its green, dont eat it
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    yea do the float test. personally i probably wouldnt eat them though but it has only been a day. eggs can be fickle.
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    I always thought that you could eat things after the 'Best before' date but not after the 'Use by' date. So if it says best before you're probably ok eating it.
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    (Original post by Lemons)
    They would probably be ok a day after, maybe even a couple of days, but I wouldn't risk it myself tbh. Can't you get salmonella from eggs or something?
    Yeah but only if they are raw (cooking kills salmonella) and if they have been laid by a salmonella infected hen. It doesn't grow by itself in the eggs.
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    Depends how you store them too - are they on the side, or in the fridge?

    Crack one open and see how they smell.

    The water test is a good one.

    I have some with BBE 21st oct, and I don't mind eating them long after that date, but its personal preference.

    :ditto: about the salmonella.
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    I used some that were out of date the other day. I wasn't ill and they tasted alright. Like someone has already said, don't eat them if they are green.

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