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[LISTEN] Eggs shortage to worsen amid bird flu outbreak

Windmeul Eggs Managing Director Pier Passerini says about 70% of the retail shelves are soon expected to be empty.

JOHANNESBURG – Windmeul Eggs Managing Director Pier Passerini says the shortage of eggs is expected to get worse as the country battles with avian flu, with the Western Cape being the hardest hit.

Last week, the number of confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape alone rose to 50, with at least 2.5 million chickens and ducks culled since the outbreak occurred in the Cape.

Passerini says the birds are quarantined and then put down to prevent the spread of the flu and about 70% of the retail shelves are soon expected to be empty.

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