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Easter Egg Safety
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Planning on coloring eggs for the upcoming holidays?

Have fun while you do it, but don't plan on eating the eggs if you've had them on display all day. In fact, it is good idea to create eggs just for easter egg hunts and then dispose of them especially if they have been exposed to the high temperatures so common on Guam at this time of year.

Eggs, like any other animal foods, are very susceptible to food-borne illness and should not be eaten if they've been unrefrigerated for more than two hours.

Decorate eggs and refrigerate them promptly if you plan to eat them.

Use hard-boiled eggs within a week of cooking to keep them at their peak for safety and nutrition.

Enjoy the colors and symbols of spring to the fullest by handling decorated eggs safely.


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