“those eggs which hang onto the inner membrane and thus do not peel well”
This describes a freshly laid egg, hardly likely to be an issue. In my experience, shop-bought eggs are never fresh enough. If you’ve ever had access to fresh eggs you’ll know these don’t peel easily when boiled. However they are perfect for poached eggs.
Over 20 years ago I asked a sunny Queen rep about why we don’t get the “laid on” date, rather than the “use by”.
We’re working on it, she said.
I’m sill waiting.
Possibly good reason to have the ‘best before’ or ‘use by date’. Us poor consumers would be left to guess, because the supplier and retailer have the control over what happens with the product between chook and pan. The same applies to all fresh produce and processed products.
I totally agree, I’d prefer to also know more about the origins of fresh produce and picked or genuinely fresh date. The choice is then for the consumer to decide if they really need 3 month old apples, or to look for an alternative that is fresher.
When training your pet. Repetition and a controlled environment with limited options help. Don’t forget the little rewards of minor value, and strategy to subtly replace with recognition that has no cash value. Hopefully I’m wrong but a well trained working dog and average supermarket shopper may have more in common than is at first apparent. ‘Fresh peeled eggs’ are just the beginning!
-Hopefully I’m wrong but a well trained working dog and average supermarket shopper may have more in common than is at first apparent.-
I think you’re not wrong: Deakin University (among others) offers a Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology) degree where you can learn eg how to:
“Get inside the mind of customers by learning about the psychology that drives consumer decisions. You’ll be trained in innovative data practices that allow you to shine a light on the different facets of customers – from culture and lifestyle to personality traits and decision-making behaviours. Then, get practical experience translating these insights into influential marketing and communication strategies.”
I am a well seasoned shopper and have some background in ag food production. Even with this, I don’t know how long an egg lasts after it is laid if it is stored correctly. I could look it up I suppose. But…
One could say that this is easy to learn, but if leniency is given to eggs, then other fresh products (meat, fruit and veges) would also apply for the same labelling as precedence has been set.
Then one would have to remember potentially dozens of time periods from picking, laying or slaughter which would end up in possibly in domestic food poisoning when there is a mix up or the wrong period is applied to the wrong food product.
Useby and best before dates remove any responsibility for the consumer to correctly (or possibly incorrectly) determine such dates.
This one is 42 days in the fridge (and 6 days at room temperature):
or this one says 66 days…
And this one indicates that the dates may be arbitrary and eggs can be eaten after the dates (noting it doesn’t say how long after)…Nine.com.au kitchen info website
Being a consumer, what advice could be taken to reduce the risks of the eggs spoiling and one becoming ill through consumption of spoiled food products. Could I adopt the 66 days with my fingers crossed (or maybe longer if one adopts that on Nine)…when this seems to go against scientific evidence of the industry and CSIRO.
And then if one boils them…the periods are different again.
Eggs and sink and float for various reasons other than the eggs age. However, if an uncooked egg floats, there is possibility it has spoiled and shouldn’t be eaten…but all eggs which sink may not be 100% safe to eat either (egg could be cracked, contaminated with pathogens etc). This is why correct storage, only using uncracked eggs and adhering to labels is important.
Another thing I want to add about eggs is the free range part. I remember a, while ago it was argued that free range eggs would be clearly labelled as. I’m not sure what was, done about this. But getting back to the shops selling cooked eggs I will stay with buying my eggs uncooked