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Old 10-12-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Eggs Safe To Use?

I have a flat of eggs that were accidentally left in the back seat of my car all night.
Are they safe to use ? Or will I be getting homicidal in 2 minutes?

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Old 10-12-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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I have a flat of eggs that were accidentally left in the back seat of my car all night.
Are they safe to use ? Or will I be getting homicidal in 2 minutes?

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Did you buy them at the store or from a farm? It is recommended to store eggs in a cool spot, but I don't refrigerate my FRESH eggs. I store them on the top step to the basement (there is a door, so the basement is much cooler than the rest of the house). Eggs you buy in the supermarket are kept in a cool warehouse for up to 6-12 months before they go to market here in Canada. I'd eat them.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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Ok he's dead! " Sorry" isn't going to cut it today!
They were store bought. Don't know if the garage was cool enough last night. Went to bed early.

Thank you for the help. I'm just going to put them down the disposal. I don't trust that store very much. The refrigeration units are always going on the blink.

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Old 10-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #4
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Do you have a neighbor who raises chickens or pigs? I wouldn't get rid of them yet--wait for more feedback from folks. Maybe Sparrowgrass will weigh in. Did you do a search on the web re: the safety of eating eggs that were refrigerated and then not?
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:08 PM   #5
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Yes we do have neighbors that raise pigs, goats and every other livestock animal you can think of. The only problem with that is I don't speak Spanish.

I always do a search before I ask anything. The answers varied. You can take a chance, or cook them all now.. Sure I'll get right on that last one. I have nothing better to do today.

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Old 10-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #6
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I'd make hard boiled eggs--I love hb eggs as a snack! Or I'd feed them to my dogs.

I don't buy eggs at the store anymore, and I don't always gather eggs immediately in the a.m., sometimes they are still warm, other times not. So I don't really know about the safety of store-bought eggs that were out of the refrigerator overnight. Everything I've read re: chicken keeping says they have to be kept in a cool place.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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Most of the super markets that I been in in South America just put eggs on the shelf.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #8
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Put them in a bowl of water, if they sink, they are fresh. If they stand on end, they are not fresh but still OK to eat. If they float, ditch them.

If you crack them open, you can easily see if they are OK. There is no mistaking a bad egg if you crack it open.

I'm pretty sure a night or 2 in the car should be OK unless it is really hot out. Try the bowl of water trick. Eggs are by their nature in ideal storage cases.
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Put them in a bowl of water, if they sink, they are fresh. If they stand on end, they are not fresh but still OK to eat. If they float, ditch them.

If you crack them open, you can easily see if they are OK. There is no mistaking a bad egg if you crack it open.

I'm pretty sure a night or 2 in the car should be OK unless it is really hot out. Try the bowl of water trick. Eggs are by their nature in ideal storage cases.
Ok, I did the egg in water test. All of them sank but 4 of them.They stood up. Some were cracked.
When I cut open the flats plastic wrapping the eggs were cool to the touch. Had some condensation on the tops.

I was thinking that because the eggs were store bought the producers of the eggs pre washed the eggs before they even hit the shelves. That alone removed the protective what's the word? ( coating ) from the eggs. That's where temperature control is necessary. Correct me if I'm wrong on that one.

If they are farm fresh, not washed it would be ok if they were left out. I never had to collect the eggs when I was a kid until after school. By then it was late afternoon. I liked detention :) J/K!

Just to play it safe. I'll have him pick up another flat.
Thank you for the help.

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Old 10-12-2011, 06:58 PM   #10
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Commercial eggs are washed and yes it does remove the bloom. But they also re-coat them with another substance (mineral oil based?) which also protects them.

Discard any cracked eggs, even star cracks. Bacteria can get in there. If all sank except 4, then that sounds pretty good. If the 4 that stood up on end were not cracked, nor floated, then those are ideal for boiling. Older eggs peel easier!
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