Easter Egg Safety
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

Boiled Easter Egg Safety

Easter egg safety is very important when hiding, dyeing or using in recipes such as deviled eggs. Follow the suggestions below to prevent food contamination.

  • Refrigerate eggs at 40 degrees until needed.
  • Discard cracked or dirty eggs
  • Both the inside of the egg and the outside shell may have salmonella germs. Wash your hands with warm water and soap and any hard surfaces thoroughly before and after contact with the shell or raw eggs including cooking, cooling, dyeing, and hiding.
  • Eggs should be cooked until BOTH the white and yolk are firmly set. Despite a popular myth, the yolk can also be contaminated with salmonella.
  • Do not keep eggs at room temperature longer than two hours.
  • Refrigerate the eggs before dyeing them.
  • Hard-cooked eggs spoil faster than fresh eggs. Boiling removes the protective coating. Do not keep unshelled hard-cooked eggs in your refrigerator longer than seven days.
  • It is best not to eat the eggs you hide.
  • A green ring around the yolk isn’t harmful. It shows the egg was overcooked.


What You Need to Know About Egg Safety

Safety of hard-cooked eggs for dyeing | UMN Extension

More Information

Easter Egg Dye Experiment
Content not available.
Please allow cookies by clicking Accept on the banner
Hard boiled Easter Eggs
Content not available.
Please allow cookies by clicking Accept on the banner

Easter Eggs

Easter articles


Thank you so much for reading, if you enjoyed this blog post please give it a share!

Please rate this article.


Rate for usefulness and quality. Five thumbs is the top rating.Do you want more information on this topic or have a new article suggestion? Please click on the contact button and tell us.

User Rating: Be the first one !

Check Also

failed at dyeing easter eggs

Failed Dyeing Easter Eggs

I failed dyeing Easter eggs. I don't enjoy failed attempts at any activity, but learning what went wrong will prevent repeated mistakes. My egg dyeing went wrong. Now it is time to figure out why.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

6 + four =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Privacy Policy

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.