Liquid Egg Supply Decimated By Avian Influenza

Joe Raedle/Getty Images, via The Salt

Joe Raedle/Getty Images, via The Salt

Liquid egg prices have shot up 240 percent since early May, when the outbreak began spreading quickly across the Midwest, Moscogiuri says. The center of the lethal bird flu outbreak was in Iowa, the country’s largest egg-producing state. Most of the 47 million birds killed so far because of the outbreak were part of “breaker” operations, an on-farm process in which chickens lay the eggs, which are then broken, liquefied, frozen or dried.

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