Eggs are safe af­ter best-be­fore date

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

BRI­TISH eggs can be eaten up to two days af­ter their best-be­fore date, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est food safety ad­vice. The Food Stan­dards Agency (FSA) ad­vice is part of a drive to cut waste and car­ries the pro­viso that the eggs should be cooked thor­oughly. The FSA said sal­mo­nella con­tam­i­na­tion lev­els in UKpro­duced eggs are low, and sal­mo­nella is killed by thor­ough cook­ing. But it warned con­sumers not to eat any­thing past its use-by date as it could put their health at risk.

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