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Eat Leftover Easter Eggs, but Stay Safe
Eggs are front and center during Easter time. Hardboiled, dyed and decorated eggs have became a tradition for celebrating the Easter holiday.
To ensure a safe holiday celebration, follow these safety guidelines:
- Make sure you check eggs before you buy them to make sure none are cracked.
- Eggs, whether raw or cooked, should not be left out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.
- To minimize health risks, cook two sets of eggs. Use one set for an Easter egg hunt or centerpiece display, and the other for eating so the eggs you eat can stay properly refrigerated. Consider using plastic eggs for hiding.
- Use all leftover cooked eggs within one week to prevent food poisoning.
For more information, tip sheets and materials on properly refrigerating foods, visit our Refrigerate page on HomeFoodSafety.org.
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