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ps8 10-19-2005 06:05 PM

Are my eggs ruined??
Man, I could just kick myself! I bought a dozen eggs yesterday, along with a lot of other groceries, and forgot all about them! (they were hidden by a loaf of bread) They've been sitting on the floor of my kitchen at room temperature for over 24 hours. Their history, aren't they??

texasgirl 10-19-2005 06:07 PM

I wouldn't eat them. That's me though. I don't know what the safety hazards are.

urmaniac13 10-19-2005 06:21 PM

I see that you are in Texas... is your kitchen particularly warm? I have seen many people storing the eggs at room temperature, but in a cool place... and think about supermarkets... they just keep them on the aisles... I would use them as quickly as possible but if it was just overnight, the room temperature wasn't so high and the eggs are fresh enough they should be okay.

pdswife 10-19-2005 06:21 PM

we keep our eggs on the cupboard and have never had any trouble. Yet. lol

ps8 10-19-2005 06:30 PM

Oh, boy! There's hope!! Thanks for the info!

pdswife 10-19-2005 06:31 PM

Glad to help.!!

MJ 10-19-2005 06:55 PM


SAFE HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: To prevent illness from bacteria: keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly.

Chill Properly
  • Cooked eggs, including hard-boiled eggs, and egg-containing foods should not sit out for more than 2 hours. Within 2 hours either reheat or refrigerate.
  • Use hard-cooked eggs (in the shell or peeled) within 1 week after cooking
  • Use frozen eggs within one year. Eggs should not be frozen in their shells. To freeze whole eggs, beat yolks and whites together. Egg whites can also be frozen by themselves.
  • Refrigerate leftover cooked egg dishes and use within 3-4 days. When refrigerating a large amount of a hot egg-containing leftover, divide it into several shallow containers so it will cool quickly.



When in doubt, throw it out.:sick:

corazon 10-19-2005 07:07 PM

I noticed when we were in Scotland that in the grocery stores the eggs are kept unrefrigerated. But like MH said, when it doubt, throw it out...

texasgirl 10-19-2005 07:13 PM

My sister had chickens and kept her eggs on the counter. I broke one open that she gave me and it had an embro and blood in it! I never took another egg from her :o)
I wouldn't eat them after they had been refrigerated and then left out.

htc 10-19-2005 07:30 PM

I thought that you could only leave eggs out that have never been in the fridge. But once put in fridge, they have to stay cold or go bad

Turkeyman 10-19-2005 07:54 PM

How much did the dozen cost? If it's 99 cents to two dollars, might be worth throwing out juuust in case.

pdswife 10-19-2005 09:26 PM

Mine have never been in the fridge. The hens lay them and then we grab them and bring them in the house.:smile::smile:

Andy M. 10-19-2005 09:34 PM

According to the American Egg Board website, one day of room temp should be OK for your eggs.

Reading the link, refrigerated eggs will last 4-5 weeks. Room temp eggs age 7 times faster so your room temp eggs should be OK for 4-5 days.

cara 10-20-2005 02:21 PM

here in Germany eggs have two best before dates on...
the first one is the one that shows you how long you can use them when stored outside the fridge.. usually two weeks.. either use them or place them in the fridge now.
the second date tells you the absolute date, when it runs out even in the fridge... that is ten days after the first...

abjcooking 10-20-2005 02:48 PM

Isn't there also a test you can do? Put it in a glass of water and if it sinks the egg is good, but if it floats it's bad????

cara 10-20-2005 02:53 PM

thats right, it's because bateria would build up gas inside...

Constance 10-20-2005 07:39 PM

They'll be fine...just go ahead and use them up. They used to pack them in straw and ship them to Alaska during the gold rush. Sounds like a good time to make deviled eggs!

marissa82 11-15-2005 05:17 AM

the exact thing happened to me last week, i bought a bag containing only perishables(milk, cheese, cheddar cheese and yohgurt) and left them in the car for a whole day in the burning australian sun:sad:

buckytom 11-15-2005 09:55 AM

it all depends on the room temp of your kitchen. if it is fairly cool, in the 60's F or lower (below 20 degrees C), then you should be ok. still, i would do the water glass test to be sure.

licia 11-15-2005 10:01 AM

My neighbor just came back from a Texas hunting trip and said it was hot as blazes where he was. If you are in that climate, I don't think I would risk it. If your kitchen is kept cool, they may be okay.

mish 11-15-2005 10:36 AM


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