Eggs are one of the most nutrient-rich foods available and are relatively inexpensive and delicious! That’s probably why they’re a main component of any great breakfast, but if you think you can eat eggs that are a few days past the expiration date, you might want to keep reading. One of the most common causes of food poisoning is expired eggs. Symptoms of food poisoning from expired eggs may include milder symptoms like stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea or severe symptoms such as vomiting.
In the US, companies that pack eggs are not required to include an expiration date. However, the date that the eggs were packed must be stamped on every carton of eggs. Therefore, you can safely eat eggs for up to four weeks after their packed date if they were properly stored in the refrigerator. Eating eggs after the four weeks increases your risk of an upset stomach and other unpleasant symptoms.