USA Seeks Egg Imports due to Avian Flu Crisis
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has detected 217 outbreaks of Avian Flu since December 2014. The outbreaks have affected well over 46 million chickens and turkeys, and have been deemed the largest outbreak ever in U.S. history. Outbreaks have occurred in 15 states, including:
Iowa Minnesota Nebraska
South Dakota Indiana Wisconsin
Missouri North Dakota Montana
Kansas Arkansas Oregon
California Washington Idaho
Some U.S. stores have begun rationing eggs by limiting the number of cartons that may be purchased per customer. The food industry is also being affected, as egg product producers cannot fulfill demand. Cory Martin, director of the American Bakers Association, said that Avian flu has affected 35% of the egg product supply, and bakers and other food manufacturers will be facing dire consequences in the near future if additional import opportunities are not explored.
Due to the Avian Flu crisis, the U.S. demand for egg imports is increasing. Only Canada and The Netherlands are eligible to export egg products to the United States, but most countries are able to export shell eggs. Shell egg producers that wish to export eggs to the U.S. will need to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Registrar Corp can quickly and properly register your farm with FDA. For more information about USDA and FDA egg regulations, contact 1-757-224-0177 or chat with a Regulatory Advisor 24-hours a day at www.registrarcorp.com/livehelp.