The common egg has become a rare comodity

Due to avian flu the recent months saw the killings of chickens and turkeys in batches of millions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  an Crisis will bound to occur. industry.The million dollar egg and meat business, also called poultry business, is going to suffer financially.

Currently, the signs are emerging  appearing in the entire state of Texas. “Eggs are not for commercial sale,” read the warning.  And also “The purchase of eggs is limited to 3 cartons of eggs per customer.” Some supermarkets in the whole country have started to ration their eggs.

A press release on Thursday, it was mentioned, “The United States is facing a temporary disruption in the supply of eggs due to the Avian Flu.” And to “Ensure that Texas families and households have access to eggs. The signs placed on our shelves last week are to deter commercial users from buying eggs in bulk.”

Just for this month, 46 million chickens and turkeys were infected and approximately 80% were layers, a stark condition that has affected the egg producing industry.

It is not only the poultry owners who gets affected. The consumers will suffer as a result. The bulk price of eggs increased from $0.63 by the dozen to over $1.50. When the price of eggs increase it will also follow that prices of egg based products such as breads, pastas, cakes and other candies will follow.

Fast foods such as, like McDonald, who deals in millions of egg-meals for breakfasts will akso be affected. Whataburger, the Texas-based fast-food company, just announced it’s planning take some time off its breakfast schedules.

The company announced on its Facebook page,”We know this is no fun for anyone and hope this doesn’t last long, and we apologize the supply of eggs cannot currently meet demand.”

The price of in-shell egg have increased as well. The usual price per dozen has increased twice from its previous just last May, the USDA said.


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