/ 11 June 2024

Cutting back on the omelettes


Heads up if you like eggs for brekky – Coles has announced a limit of 2 dozen eggs per customer after cases of avian influenza – aka bird flu – were confirmed on a 5th poultry farm in Victoria. Since the virus was detected last month, the Victorian Farmers Federation said about 1 in 16 egg-laying chickens (about 500,000 birds) have been euthanased, causing the egg supply to drop by around 450,000 a day. Victoria’s poultry problem means Coles’ customers across Oz – with the eggception of Western Oz – will be affected. Its major supermarket competitors, Woolworths and Aldi, haven’t announced any limits yet. Rowan McMonnies from Eggs Australia said that’s because the affected farms were suppliers to Coles, and although there’s disruption, it’s not at a crisis point. Eggcellent…

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