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BEPA statement on EU egg shortage

BEPA statement on EU egg shortage following Fipronil crisis.

The British Egg Products Association has highlighted that a number of factors are contributing to an EU-wide shortage of eggs for processing, something which is anticipated to continue beyond the first quarter of 2018.

The continuing aftermath of the Fipronil crisis, which has had a major impact on Dutch production, as well as Avian Influenza issues in Italy, are adding to the pressures on the availability of eggs for processing within the EU at a time when eggs are traditionally in short supply.

At the same time, there has already been significant increased demand for British eggs and egg products.

Elwyn Griffiths, Chairman of the British Egg Products Association, said: “The UK flock is fast increasing to meet the increased demand for British eggs and egg products and it is now the largest it has been for many years.

“However, the unique circumstances across Europe are creating issues for everyone. In the short-term, we will work with manufacturers and retailers to manage their requirements as best we can. But in the long-term, manufacturers need to work with the processing industry on long-term sustainable agreements which means that they can minimise the impact that issues like these have on their businesses.”


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For further information please contact the British Egg Products Association press office on 020 7052 8899

Posted on: 20 December 2017

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