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April 4, 2018

Arizona weighs unusual plan for longer egg expiration dates

This year’s Easter eggs may already be hard-boiled, dyed and laid in a basket, but Arizona buyers might wind up with a batch that’s a little less fresh next year. State lawmakers are considering an unusual proposal to put a 45-day expiration date on Grade A eggs, a longer window of use than the current 24-day sell-by date that is one of the strictest in the U.S, according to the measure’s sponsor. That means Arizona consumers could be cracking and cooking eggs that left the farm more than six weeks ago – and food safety experts say that’s perfectly safe.  Read more 

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