Prices Expected to Soar Due to the Avian Flu and What Consumers Can Do to Offset the Rising Costs of Eggs
If you have paid any attention to the news, you have probably heard that egg prices are expected to go up in the near future due to the avian flu outbreak that has been spreading through the US and really hitting the midwest. Reports are in that 44 million chickens and other birds have already been culled.
This is starting to impact food companies who buy wholesale "breaker" eggs and whole eggs which could raise prices on anything from mayonnaise to baked goods. I read that some restaurants have even cut the hours they serve breakfast because of the higher egg prices. I expect prices for whole eggs to increase at the retail level too.
Eggs are a big part of our diet, but they have been so inexpensive that they haven't taken a very big chunk of our grocery budget. With the news of prices going up in the near future, I decided to take advantage of the current low prices and stock up and freeze eggs for future use. I stopped in ALDI today and was pleased to see that eggs are still just $0.28 a dozen. You read that correctly, $0.28 a dozen!!! There is a limit of 6 dozen, so I bought 6.
What can consumers do to offset the increasing costs of eggs?
I hope egg prices don't sky rocket in the near future, but if they do, I'll be prepared (at least for a short term price hike). Have you seen increases yet?
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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