What is the shelf life of eggs

The shelf life of eggs depends on how they are stored. Fresh eggs can last for at least 66 days from the date of their packaging, which is 3 to 4 weeks after their best-by date. The date and time printed on the egg carton is the most relevant date and usually goes by the name ‘packing date’. If you store eggs properly, they can last a few weeks in the refrigerator and around 1 year in the freezer. However, their quality may start to decline over time, resulting in changes in taste and texture.

You can eat eggs after their shelf life has expired, but it’s important to check if they are still good to eat. You can do this by placing the egg in a bowl of water. If it sinks to the bottom and lays flat on its side, it’s still fresh. If it sinks but stands upright or bobs slightly, it’s still good to eat but not as fresh. Finally if it floats, it’s no longer fresh and should be discarded. It’s important to note that eggs that have been stored for a long time may have lost some of their quality and may not taste as good as fresh eggs.