Do you color Easter eggs with your children and grandchildren? If this is part of your Easter celebration, here are a few guidelines to keep your eggs safe to eat:
- Start by asking everyone to wash their hands. Wash with warm water and soap, scrubbing for 20 seconds, and dry with a paper towel.
- Color only un-cracked eggs.
- Use food coloring special food grade dyes that are for eggs. The dyes should be dissolved in water that is warmer than the eggs.
- Once the eggs are cooked and decorated, they should be stored in a refrigerator. Eggs that have been out of refrigeration for more than two hours should be discarded.
- Always discard eggs that have been at room temperature for more than two hours including eggs you may have used for decoration or hiding.