A new type of packing box has been invented by a company in California.
The company, called Egg Packaging, hopes to help farmers avoid overloading and to reduce the amount of time it takes for them to get ready to pack their eggs.
“We know that farmers are using different types of packing boxes for different types, so what we’re trying to do is figure out how to improve on those,” said Michael Zemel, the founder of Egg Package.
“We know there’s a lot of people that have used different types and different brands and different sizes.”
The new box, which can hold an average of 30 eggs, has been designed to help ensure the egg is prepared when the farmer first plants the first crop.
“The egg-packaging box is like a miniature greenhouse, it’s made of high-quality materials that have been made for use in the greenhouse,” Mr Zemell said.
“They have a little bit of ventilation, a little fan to blow air around the box so it doesn’t get very hot or too cold.”
“You have to be careful with how you pack it, so if you’re in a hot climate, that box is really hot, but it also works well when you’re packing the egg in the fall and the springtime.”
The boxes are designed to be used in warmer climates, but they are also effective in cooler climates.
“When you’re picking the eggs, you want to get the most moisture out of them, so we use a little more insulation and a little extra insulation than what’s typical for egg packing,” Mr Rydel said.
“If the climate is really warm, the insulation might not be enough, but if you have an extra hour or two, it will do the job.”
For farmers, egg packing is often done in a matter of days, with many laying out their eggs for the first time in the middle of a winter.
But for consumers, it can be a stressful experience.
“I think a lot consumers think about how much time they have to prepare their eggs before they go out into the world, but the truth is it can take months and months and sometimes years,” Mr D’Agostino said.
For those looking to save money, Egg Packing is offering a free egg packing kit with every purchase.
“You can get the kit for free by purchasing the Egg Packging kit at www.eggpackaging.com,” Mr Alberts said.