Dyeing Easter Eggs? What You Need To Know About Hard Boiled Egg Safety

Before you can start making your Easter eggs beautiful, you have to make sure they're perfectly hard-boiledLearning how to boil an egg sounds like a simple task. After all, isn't it just, heat, boil, and eat? Believe it or not, making the perfect hard-boiled eggs is not such an easy task. It takes a few tricks and tips, not to mention some killer time management skills, to learn how to boil eggs.

Once they are boiled and decorated, you have to be able to safely consume them. To make sure that your Easter holiday is a fun, delicious, and safe one, the folks from the Incredible, Edible Egg offered a few tips on egg safety so you can conduct all of your Easter egg fun without worry!

The HARD Facts for Egg Safety:

Safety first

Eggs should be cooked until the yolks and whites are firm, or to 160 degrees, because heat destroys salmonella.

Keep cool

Eggs left at room temperature for two hours should be discarded, and that time limit drops to one hour when the weather is warm.

Wash Up

When using eggs, be sure to frequently wash your hands, as well as surfaces and utensils that come in contact with raw eggs.

Stay Fresh

Hard-boiled eggs in the shell can be refrigerated safely for up to one week. Peeled hard-boiled eggs should be eaten that day. Uncooked eggs can stay fresh in a refrigerator for up to a month from their purchase date.