Connect with us

Events & Places

Good Eggs Or Bad Ones? Here Are SIMPLE Ways To Differentiate Them


Collage 2
Source: Pinterest & Cooking Light

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Eggs are a huge part of our diet. Recently, 99 people in Terengganu were reported to be victims of food poisoning after consuming ‘puding buih’ purchased from an online vendor on 22 May. The product contained expired eggs which unfortunately led to the death of one of the victims.

So how do we know whether an egg is fresh or not? Public Health Malaysia has released an infographic that will help!

102366806 2647732775516578 4102546417472503808 N

Eggs are very susceptible to salmonella and if consumed, this can affect our health as it can cause fever, throwing up, diarrhoea and even death. However, as some places do not want to suffer loss, they continue to sell old eggs that are past the ‘sell-by’ date at very cheap prices. This act is very dangerous and can affect the health and lives of many. If you see this going on, do not hesitate to report to your nearest Health Department.

When you’re at the supermarket…

To determine if the eggs are still good, check for the expiry date on the carton or on the egg itself. If it’s past the expiration then it’s advisable that you do not buy it.

But if they do not have any of those things, check the shell and see if it’s slimy, powdery or cracked.

According to Healthline, sliminess or cracks can indicate the presence of bacteria, while a powdery appearance on the shell may indicate mould.


You can also shake them to check. Shake it gently. If it’s fresh, it won’t make a sound. If it’s on the older side, the egg will make a sloshing sound. Other than that, if it gives off an unmistakable smelly odour, then it’s bad.

When you’re at home…

Not sure if the eggs in your fridge are still fresh? You can use the float test. Put the egg in a clear bowl/glass.

  • If the egg sinks then it’s fresh.
  • If it floats then it’s old.

This is because as an egg ages, the small air pocket inside it grows larger as water is released and replaced by air. If the air pocket becomes large enough, the egg may float. This test doesn’t tell you if an egg is spoilt or not, so you will have to ultimately crack it open.

An egg can sink and still be bad, while an egg that floats may still be fine to eat.

Aging Eggs 1

Crack it open onto a plate or large bowl

If the egg seems to spread quite widely on the plate and seems a little watery, it is past its peak freshness. If the yolk is fragile and easily broken, it means the same too.

If the egg white is pink, green, or iridescent…

That means the egg has been contaminated by Pseudomonas bacteria and is not safe to eat. If you see black or green spots inside the egg, it has been contaminated by fungus and should be thrown away.

Aid47412 V4 728Px Tell If An Egg Is Bad Step 7 Version 5

So there we have it. This guide will help you to discern whether your eggs are fresh, old or have gone bad. However, it is safest to thoroughly cook both the egg white and yolk as salmonella infested eggs can appear and smell completely normal.


Also read: 25yo Malaysian Woman Dies After Eating ‘Puding Buih’ That Contained Expired Eggs


Source: Stocksy
Source: Wikihow

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 2 6 Collage 2 6
News16 hours ago

PM Says We Should Be Proud of Bahasa Melayu & Wants The Rakyat To Use More of It in The Office

So, it looks like the debate on our national language has still not ended. Prime Minister, Dato Seri Ismail Sabri...

Ft Image Pakcik Makcik Karaoke 1.0 Ft Image Pakcik Makcik Karaoke 1.0
News18 hours ago

Pakcik & Makcik Karaoke-ing Late at Night in Kelantan are Arrested and Some Were Even on Drugs

Young or old, age has never been an obstacle to stop someone from having fun. Living life to the fullest...

Ft Funeral 2 Ft Funeral 2
News18 hours ago

Viral Funeral Procession with Horses & Helicopter Under PDRM Investigation

Although the death of another human being is often a sad occasion, in some cultures, the life of the deceased...

Collage 47 Collage 47
News21 hours ago

Penang Restaurant Charges Customer RM18 For Small Portion of Salted Fish Kailan

While the prices of vegetables are showing an uptrend, another restaurant has reportedly overcharged their customer for one simple dish....

Vtl Vtl
News2 days ago

Mandatory Covid-19 Test For M’sian Travellers To Singapore Via Land VTL Starting 29 November

According to Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, all travellers arriving in Singapore from Malaysia via the land Vaccinated Travel...

Ismail Sabri Paddy Variant Ismail Sabri Paddy Variant
News2 days ago

MOSTI Creates New Paddy Variant Using Genetic Mutation, Names It After Prime Minister Ismail Sabri

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) recently unveiled a new paddy seed which it says can help farmers...

Nz Parliamentary Member Cycle To Give Birth Nz Parliamentary Member Cycle To Give Birth
News2 days ago

New Zealand Parliamentary Member Cycles To Hospital While In Labour, Gives Birth An Hour Later

She was already experiencing some contractions when she decided to hop on her bicycle and go to the hospital. The...

Screen Ft Screen Ft
News2 days ago

KJ: Ministry Of Education Will Be Responsible For Primary School Students’ Covid-19 Screening Test Fees

According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the ministry of education will bear the cost of Covid-19 screening test for primary...


Latest Videos