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The Egg Safety Center represents commercial egg producers, which follow the FDA Egg Safety Rule and state/federal regulatory programs.
First, wash hands and working area thoroughly and at every step including cooking, cooling and dyeing of eggs. Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs, if you won’t be coloring them immediately after cooking and cooling. Color only uncracked eggs. If any eggs crack during dyeing or while on display, discard cracked eggs and any eggs out of refrigeration for more than two hours. If hard-cooked eggs are kept out of refrigeration for many hours or days for decoration or hiding, discard the eggs and do not eat. If you hide eggs, avoid areas where eggs might come into contact with dirt, pets, wild animals, birds, reptiles, insects or lawn chemicals.