Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Bates County, University of Missouri Extension
If you will be dyeing and hunting Easter eggs, it’s important to follow these food safety rules to prevent illness.
- Keep fresh eggs refrigerated in the original carton until it’s time to cook them. Eggs are a high-protein food and are prone to rapid growth of the disease-causing bacteria Salmonella.
- Hard-cooked eggs can spoil faster than fresh ones… Therefore, it is important to refrigerate hard-cooked eggs within two hours of cooking…
For the complete list of food safety tips, as well as the best way to make a hard-boiled egg, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut125.htm
To dye eggs using natural materials like plants and fruit, see Coloring eggs: A spring tradition