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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Safety

Easter Egg Safety

One of Easter’s traditions is coloring eggs. To ensure this is a fun and safe activity, keep these points in mind.

  •  When shopping for eggs, choose eggs with clean, uncracked shells. Get them home and into the refrigerator as soon as possible.
  •  Refrigerate raw eggs in their shells in the carton on the middle or lower inside shelf, not on the door.
  • Raw eggs maintain their freshness for four to five weeks after purchase if kept refrigerated continually.
  • A hard cooked egg, if kept in its shell, can be safely refrigerated for up to one week.
  • Temperature fluctuation is critical to safety. After eggs are refrigerated, it is important that they stay that way. A cold egg left out at room temperature can sweat, facilitating the growth of bacteria.
  • Refrigerated eggs should not be left out more than two hours.



  1. I know that egg coloring is safe activity and interesting too. It is important that before coloring those eggs, we should check that is it broken or not.

    1. I never celebrate such holiday it always bore me to death!