Easter is this weekend and a ton of people will be dyeing, hiding, finding and eating Easter eggs. Seems harmless enough, but anytime you deal with eggs, you need to follow a few safe handling rules in order to avoid anyone coming down with a bad case of eggitis. Okay, I just made up that word, but we all know how eggs can spoil even if they are boiled.

I found an excellent website called SafeBee.com and the site has some great safety tips for dealing with eggs for Easter. Most people survive Easter just fine, but it never hurts to be safe when dealing with eggs. According to SafeBee, here are a few tips.

If you don't now how to get perfect boiled eggs, let's start there.

Put the eggs in a pot and pour in enough water to cover the eggs by about 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil and then turn off the heat. Let the eggs cook in the water for 10 to 12 minutes and they should be just right. Now that we all know how to boil an egg, let's get on with the safety tips.

1. Sometimes eggs will crack while they're being boiled. If this happens, don't dye the cracked egg. It's okay to eat the cracked eggs, but don't dye them. The cracks let in bacteria and nobody wants that.

2.  Believe it or not, boiled eggs go bad faster than raw eggs. That's because you've boiled away the natural protective coating on the egg. Keep the boiled eggs in the fridge.

3.  To be extra safe, use plastic eggs for hiding. Real eggs pick up all kinds of nasty little bugs from the grass and dirt.

4.  If you're going to eat the Easter eggs, it's important to eat them within a few days. You can store boiled eggs in the fridge for about a week and they'll be okay, but if you leave them out, they can turn real bad real fast. By the way, peeled eggs should be eaten right away. They don't keep once they've been peeled.should eat it that day.

If you just follow those simple rules, nobody should wind up in the doctors office after Easter.

For more on this and many other cool subjects, go to SafeBee.com .There's a site you might want to bookmark.

Happy Easter!



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