Egg-Citing Inventions

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Hundreds of egg cartons available in supermarkets are possible only because of the breakthroughs of one Mary Engle Pennington. In her prolific career as a food scientist, she transformed the field of food safety, particularly the transportation and storage of perishable goods like eggs. Aside from her work in refrigeration and cold storage, Pennington also set her sights on improving egg packaging; she had five patents in 11 years related to eggs and poultry and developed a “breakage-reducing packing case” for eggs. Read full article here

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