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edited 26 April 2011 at 3:43PM in Food shopping & groceries
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edited 26 April 2011 at 3:43PM in Food shopping & groceries
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  • Just a note on this Memo - eggs which are stamped with the Lion Mark have been vaccinated against Salmonella. Most British eggs bought from supermarkets are Lion Eggs (well, chicken eggs..!) and eggs from a farm or garden are unlikely to have use-by dates anyway.

    [Because I'm a new poster, links have been disabled. But please Google "lion mark eggs" for full details.]

    The best way to check whether an egg is fresh is to put it into a bowl of water. A fresh egg will sink to the bottom and roll onto its side. A less fresh egg will stand upright, but it's still OK to use. Only those which float have gone off.

    [Again, please Google "check if an egg is fresh". Delia also confirms this on her website.]

    So again, so need to bin them just because the supermarkets say so.
  • Ellekaypea wrote: »
    Just a note on this Memo - eggs which are stamped with the Lion Mark have been vaccinated against Salmonella. Most British eggs bought from supermarkets are Lion Eggs (well, chicken eggs..!) and eggs from a farm or garden are unlikely to have use-by dates anyway.

    [Because I'm a new poster, links have been disabled. But please Google "lion mark eggs" for full details.]

    The best way to check whether an egg is fresh is to put it into a bowl of water. A fresh egg will sink to the bottom and roll onto its side. A less fresh egg will stand upright, but it's still OK to use. Only those which float have gone off.

    [Again, please Google "check if an egg is fresh". Delia also confirms this on her website.]

    So again, so need to bin them just because the supermarkets say so.

    Came to this thread to say the same. Ate a bunch of eggs that were 2 weeks past best before and I was totally fine, put them in a bowl of water and they were all stood upright.
  • BeateBeate Forumite
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    That's what I do with eggs too, OH thinks I am mad, but haven't had salmonella yet.
    Reclaimed thanks to this site:
    £175 Abbey Mortgage Repayment Fee, £170.03 Capital One Bank Charges £418.07 Lloyds TSB Bank Charges, £2,671.55 Mis-sold Endowment Policy, all for OH
  • rygonrygon Forumite
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    Ive had them a month out of date and they were still fine. Good tip on the floaty eggs thanks
    Smile and be happy, things can usually get worse!
  • fairtradefairtrade Forumite
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    How MSE is it to print out an A4 page that states the obvious?
    For myself I am an optimist - there does not seem to be much use being anything else.
    Sir Winston Churchill
  • hermumhermum Forumite
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    If it saves just a couple of quid a month, then very MSE.
  • rogerblackrogerblack Forumite
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    As long as it's on the use-by date, it's quite OK to freeze it, and then use it immediately anytime in the next few months.

    Of course - many foods are not going to work at all frozen - generally any sort of crunchy vegetable or plant material that you want to stay crunchy.
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    Ellekaypea wrote: »
    Just a note on this Memo - eggs which are stamped with the Lion Mark have been vaccinated against Salmonella. Most British eggs bought from supermarkets are Lion Eggs (well, chicken eggs..!) and eggs from a farm or garden are unlikely to have use-by dates anyway.

    [Because I'm a new poster, links have been disabled. But please Google "lion mark eggs" for full details.]

    The best way to check whether an egg is fresh is to put it into a bowl of water. A fresh egg will sink to the bottom and roll onto its side. A less fresh egg will stand upright, but it's still OK to use. Only those which float have gone off.

    [Again, please Google "check if an egg is fresh". Delia also confirms this on her website.]

    So again, so need to bin them just because the supermarkets say so.
    I always use the bowl of water method to check.

    Here's that google term link: http://www.google.co.uk/search?sclient=psy&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=%22check+if+an+egg+is+fresh%22&btnG=Search
  • debbydoodebbydoo Forumite
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    Is there any way of looking at the memo without printing it off as I don't have a printer at home? can't seem to find a link for it?
  • mcallister1mcallister1 Forumite
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    fairtrade wrote: »
    How MSE is it to print out an A4 page that states the obvious?
    It is obvious if you were taught it by your parents or in school or picked it up in life. But it looks like many people didn't or are confused by various food scares and so don't have confidence in what used to be known by everyone.
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