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Freshness of coloured hard-boiled hens eggs during storage

Before Easter, supermarkets offer coloured hard-boiled eggs often unchilled. The market offers a guaranteed shelf life of up to 28 days but with the advice to "keep eggs refrigerated". In contrast to fresh eggs, no EU - or national directives exist for hard-boiled eggs. Nevertheless, eggs should always show signs of freshness; but there is little known about how long and in which conditions hard-boiled eggs can be stored.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 17 number 8. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: eggs, storage, retail


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