Well, this is a scary thought…
Fresh Eggs Daily recently posted controversial, viral information on Facebook — explaining how the average grocery store egg might be at least 45 days old by the time you buy it!
“So today I was shopping and snapped a few photos of some egg cartons,” the post says. “EVERY date I saw on them was between 352-355, meaning that those eggs were put in that carton on the 352nd-355th day of last year. Add to that the 19 days so far this year, and these eggs have all been in the carton for about a month (and could have been laid up to 30 days prior to that) and check out the Sell by dates — these eggs can still sit on the shelf for a few more weeks.”
If this information is true, it only reinforces how important it is to be aware of the food you buy and that you learn how to properly read food labels. Eggs are cartoned using a special “code” that follows something called a julian calendar, which is much different from the standard yearly calendar we’re used to.
On each egg carton, there’s a number printed from 1 to 365. This number represents the day of the year the carton was filled: 1 being January 1st and 365 being December 31st. Using the code, you can tell when the eggs were placed in the carton.
In the video below, Fresh Eggs Daily enlists a friend to visit local supermarkets to conduct some truly fascinating research.
Take a look and see for yourself… and please SHARE this important video with your friends on Facebook!