Food tip: don’t toss those eggs!

Food tip: don’t toss those eggs!

Carol Potera

Here’s good news for people who can’t make it through a carton of eggs before their expiration date: As long as eggs are properly refrigerated (between 40[degrees] and 45[degrees]F), they stay fresh well past their “sell-by” date. Researchers at a U.S. Department of Agriculture poultry-science facility in Athens, Ga., found that eggs stay free of bacteria, such as salmonella, known to cause food poisoning for up to five weeks past their expiration date. And even after 10 weeks of storage, eggs retain their capacity to fluff when beaten.

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