How Long Do Eggs Last?

How long do eggs last? If you're one of those people who throw out raw eggs as soon as the date on the carton corresponds to the calendar date, you're throwing out perfectly good eggs and perfectly good money! Eggs usually have a "sell by" date and not a "use by" date. And, they're quite tasty and safe to use for a few weeks after their "sell by" date has passed. But... there are some health risks associated with raw eggs, especially when they're uncooked or undercooked.

Please click the appropriate picture for fresh eggs (raw eggs) or hard boiled eggs (cooked eggs) to get more details on the shelf life and proper storage for eggs.

Although eggs are a protein, we have listed them here under dairy simply for convenience since they are always found in your grocers dairy case and thus forever linked to dairy in most minds (unless you're lucky enough to get them fresh).

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    To find out how long foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or search below.

    What are our shelf life resources?

    In determining how long Eggs lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Eggs.

    *An important note about expiration dates...

    Although the Eggs shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!