Abstract The use of an atmosphere enriched in carbon dioxide to aid in the quality preservation of eggs is well known (Sharp, 1929; Sharp and Stewart, 1931; and others). However, the practice apparently has been applied only to the holding of case lots in cold storage warehouses for periods of three to nine months. The purpose of this study was to test the value and practicability of using carbon dioxide as an aid in preserving the quality of cartoned eggs as they pass through normal market channels. In trial 1, 80 dozen eggs were gathered from the station flock over a three day period and were placed in a room at 50°F. at the end of each day’s collection. On the fourth day the eggs were distributed equally and at random into four groups. Group 1 was cartoned without further treatment in conventional one-dozen size molded cartons. The eggs of group . . .

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