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Pesach FAQs

Eggs

Q. Is there anything I need to know before buying eggs for Pesach?

A. Raw eggs that are still in the shell can be used for Pesach, even if they are not specifically certified for Pesach. This is true of both white and brown eggs and also applies to eggs which are pasteurized in-shell.  However, eggs which are not specifically certified for Pesach should be bought before the holiday, so as to avoid the slight chance that there was chametz in the ink used to mark the eggs or as an additive to the water used to wash the eggs.  [Such chametz would not pose a concern if it was present before Pesach.]

In contrast, liquid eggs (refrigerated or frozen) and cooked eggs require special Pesach certification, because they may possibly contain sensitive ingredients or have been processed on equipment used for other items.