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The Egg Safety Center represents commercial egg producers, which follow the FDA Egg Safety Rule and state/federal regulatory programs.
When taking raw eggs or hard-cooked eggs on outings, leave them in their shells. Pack eggs, including cold dishes like deviled eggs, in an insulated bag or cooler with ice or freezer packs. Put the cooler in the shade and open as infrequently as possible to help keep these eggs at 40° F or lower. The foods will stay refrigerator-cold as long as the ice lasts. For warm egg-containing dishes, use thermal containers to keep the food hot (140° F or higher). For hiking, backpacking, camping and boating, when refrigeration facilities aren’t available, buy dried eggs from supermarkets or sporting goods stores and reconstitute with purified water. Coating shell eggs with petroleum jelly or wax is not a suitable substitute for refrigeration.