I have to look up that date thing again. I get my eggs from a local “CSA” farm, and I noticed the last carton says “pasturized”, and then under that 3:15:22. Which at least on the surface, could mean tommorow!
I know a couple of people who keep chickens and if they find eggs in weird places (such as under the hedge) and don’t know how long they’ve been there, that is the method they use to decide whether to toss or keep those eggs.
I buy eggs through my CSA and they have no date on the carton. I usually write the date of purchase on the carton and typically use them within a couple weeks. If I have eggs that have been hanging out for a while, I will test an egg to see if it floates before using the egg in a baked good.
Another difference between Americans and the rest of the world. In America eggs a scrubbed and power washed then stored in the fridge. In Europe and a good chunk of the ret of the world, eggs never see the inside of a fridge. Trick is don’t but so many eggs that they would be in storage for weeks.
The only time I recall eggs going bad on me was when we left eggs one autumn at the country house and didn’t get back for months. When I cracked an egg open and it was basically dried out.