EGGS TO BE SOLD BY THE PACKAGE (May, 1929)

EGGS TO BE SOLD BY THE PACKAGE

INSTEAD of asking for a dozen eggs, housewives will buy them by the package just like breakfast food if the new method of packing shown above becomes popular. Eggs are individually packed in corrugated cardboard jackets and shipped in cartons which keep their contents practically unbreakable.

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  1. Buddy says: March 22, 20126:44 am

    This was a solution to the spoiled eggs problem. Without refrigeration, eggs had a variable lifespan, depending on how they were treated, how much and how long they were exposed to fecal contamination, if there were any miniscule cracks, etc. With refrigeration, and if not stored in the door where they get jostled, eggs can last for several weeks. Some still leave their eggs on the counter, and many chefs swear it makes a significant difference in the preparation of recipes having eggs at room temperature.

  2. Zeppflyer says: March 23, 20128:08 am

    Amen, Buddy. My parents raise their own and usually leave them in a basket on the counter. This horrifies most guests……until they try my Dad’s omelets.

  3. Charlene says: March 23, 20129:47 am

    Commercially produced eggs are usually refrigerated in the US due to the law requiring eggs to be cleaned of their protective coating before shipping. That coating lengthens their shelf life. Farm eggs still have that coating and can be left out as long as they’re used up in a reasonable time.

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