Egg Consumers Shouldn’t Flip Out Over Purchase Limits

Australian Eggs is aware of reports of purchase limits being introduced on egg cartons by a major retailer. While the egg industry is continuing to work with authorities to eradicate avian influenza in Victoria, consumers can be assured that there are still hundreds of egg farms around the country collecting, packing and shipping eggs each day to maintain supply while the impacted farms recover.

“These avian influenza incidents will cause some disruption to egg supply as retailers reorganise their supply but purchase limits or patchy supermarket shelves do not indicate a nation-wide shortage” said Australian Eggs Managing Director, Rowan McMonnies.

“We know many Australians rely on eggs as a staple and it might be concerning to see signs of a shortage, but we want consumers to know that only a small part of the industry has been impacted by AI and other egg farms are working hard to ensure over 18 million eggs continue to be available every day” added McMonnies.

“Purchase limits are double edged. If a retailer has been impacted by the AI incidents then it might be necessary for them but they can send the wrong message to consumers about broader egg supply, ” concluded McMonnies.

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