Changes in quality as the egg ages
Changes in quality as the egg ages are summarised in figure 2. To slow down these changes, new-laid eggs can be put in cool storage, and/or the shells covered with a thin layer of an approved oil, particularly over the air cells.
Figure 2: Structure of the egg. A summary is given of the changes occurring as the egg ages.
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