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Eggs are being imported to meet demand because of a shortfall of 1.5 million eggs a day due to an outbreak of avian flu in Ireland

Eggs are being imported to meet demand because of a shortfall of 1.5 million eggs a day due to an outbreak of avian flu in Ireland

Disruption: The outbreak will pose a huge headache for producers. Stock picture

Disruption: The outbreak will pose a huge headache for producers. Stock picture

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Eggs are being imported to meet demand because of a shortfall of 1.5 million eggs a day due to an outbreak of avian flu in Ireland

Eggs are being imported to meet demand because of a shortfall of 1.5 million eggs a day due to an outbreak of avian flu in Ireland.

One supplier has warned it could take a year before production levels recover.

Supermarkets, which are already experiencing increased demand for eggs during the coronavirus lockdown, have said they are experiencing some “supply issues”.