Well Being

What Does “Grade A” Mean When It Comes to Eggs?

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When you see a “Grade A” stamp on a carton of eggs, do you think that means they're top-quality? Not necessarily. It's just a USDA stamp that means there's a grader in the egg-packing facility who checks the eggs' size, shell, and color. This “Grade A” label is more a marketing ploy than an actual measure of quality, at least as far as eggs are concerned. If the carton is stamped with the highest grade possible, consumers will be more likely to buy it.

Do you buy Grade A, organic, or free-range eggs? And has the recent salmonella outbreak made you change your buying habits?

via The Wall Street Journal