State agriculture experts say proper egg handling key to a safe Easter holiday celebration

Published 1:59 am Friday, April 18, 2003

By Staff
LANSING -- This weekend will find many Michigan families coloring, hiding, finding and eating Easter eggs.
Such activities are fun holiday traditions, but there are some simple food safety guidelines to keep in mind to help insure safe egg handling and to minimize food safety risks, according to Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture.
It is important to remember to keep hard-boiled eggs, peeled or in the shell, in the refrigerator -- not in the door.
In addition to insuring that eggs for coloring and eating are NOT the same ones used in the Easter egg hunt, Wyant also recommends these safe egg-handling tips: