06 Mar '12, 8am

Egg Shortages in the UK Due to End of Battery Egg Farms

ambernectar 13 via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Isn't it always the case: there is the good news and the bad news. The good news is that as of January 1, 2012, the UK has banned the use of caged chickens. All eggs in the European Union (EU) are supposed to be hatched by hens kept in free-range barns or "enriched" cages. And the bad news : egg shortages and massive increases in the price of eggs as a result of this implementation of the EU ordinance. The price of eggs on the EU wholesale market has nearly quadrupled over the past week as food manufacturers are struggling to find approved eggs. The price for processed liquid and powdered egg has jumped by 70 per cent in recent weeks. These are used for cakes, cookies, pasta and pies, which will end up being more expensive as a result. Food manufacturers are not permitted to get their eggs from non-compliant countries. However, accordin...

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