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Like any other food product, eggs can potentially carry harmful bacteria that could make you sick. If you don't store eggs or dishes containing eggs properly, you risk getting food poisoning or even salmonella. Fortunately, it's easy to avoid these risks if you follow a few general guidelines for storing and dealing with eggs. Knowing the proper way to refrigerate dishes like scrambled eggs means you can safely eat your meal another day, without worrying about eating spoiled or bacteria-ridden food.

Find a few airtight containers. Airtight containers prevent the eggs from contaminating others foods in your fridge.

Divide the scrambled eggs into several airtight containers. Doing this helps cool the eggs off quickly, minimizing the risk of bacteria growth.

Refrigerate your scrambled eggs within two hours of cooking them. As a general rule, don't let cooked eggs or dishes that contain eggs sit out longer than this.

Eat your scrambled eggs within three to four days of storing them in the fridge.


Make sure your refrigerator is consistently 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below.

About the Author

Ruby Neusom

Ruby Neusom has been a professional writer since 2009. She has published work in "Poetry Is Dead," "Pearls" and Inked. She holds an Associate of Arts in creative writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a Bachelor of Arts in English literature (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia and is pursuing a diploma in professional writing at Douglas College.