I bought these laser dated eggs here in Boston just the other day. Not all eggs are laser dated yet. For now, it’s just certain “brands.”
Chowhound did a great post on laser stamping eggs. It was actually the 26 comments that really told the story. Some who commented loved the idea, some hated it. It is a great way to keep track of your eggs if you put your eggs in the egg holder in the refrigerator. (They say you are NOT supposed to store eggs there, but everyone does!) Once you have taken the eggs out of the original carton, there is no quick way to know how old the egg is.
For those who want to know more about expiration dates on foods, check out the USDA site. As always, the USDA is a great source of information
The little stickers on fruits are the next thing to go. They are going to get replaced by the laser as well. Has anyone seen that yet?
They say that there soon will be advertising on each egg! I can’t imagine what this is all going to mean for dyeing eggs at Easter? Will we buy them pre-dyed?
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I think I’ll start to worry when they can genetically modify the chickens to produce their own labels! Laser is probably cleaner than ink no ?
About refrigeration, I ‘ve been getting some mixed signals. From people here in North America, I get this phobia of anything not stored in the fridge, but in France, my relatives shriek that refrigeration destroys the flavor of food.
what’s your opinion on refrigeration and flavor ?