Easter Egg Safety

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If you’re decorating, hiding or hunting for eggs this Easter, CK Public Health suggests these tips for a safe and enjoyable Easter.

Before the hunt be sure to:

  • wash your hands thoroughly before handling eggs at every preparation step, from cooking and cooling, to dyeing and hiding
  • only use grade A refrigerated eggs and discard any with cracked or dirty shells
  • be sure that hard boiled eggs are placed in an uncovered container in the fridge as soon as they are cool enough to handle
  • be sure to use food grade dyes when colouring the eggs
  • be sure not to crack the shell when you colour the eggs. This could allow harmful bacteria to enter the egg
  • keep hard cooked Easter eggs refrigerated until just before the hunt
  • consider buying one set of eggs for decorating and one set for eating

 For more information contact CK Public Health at 519.355.1071 ext 2902

Adapted with permission from Peterborough Public Health

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