Safely Storing Raw Eggs for your Cooking

1. Refrigerate your eggs immediately. Make sure that you always refrigerate your eggs as soon as you get home in the original container you purchased them in.

2. Don’t wash the eggs and don't store on the door. Do not wash the egg shells and do not store your eggs on the door as this continually exposes them to room temperature every time the fridge door is opened. Instead store them right inside the refrigerator.

3. Look for air pockets to determine freshness. Hold your white eggs up to a light and you will be able to see the air pocket. The less air pocket as possible, the better and fresher the egg. This is because air builds up inside the eggs as it matures.

4. Pay attention to the "best-before" dates. Lastly, make sure that you pay attention to date codes. According to the FDA, you should be able to use your eggs within 4 weeks from the packing date without losing substantial nutritional quality.