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Eggs – Coloring Easter Eggs

Posted by | March 30, 2011

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.