Egg and Poultry Border Seizures Skyrocket As Prices Spike

Seizures up by more than 100 percent
HOUSTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 15: Cartons of eggs are seen for sale in a Kroger grocery store on August 15, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Egg prices steadily climb in the U.S. as inflation continues impacting grocery stores nationwide. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that from October 1 to December 31, egg and poultry seizures at border posts rose by 108 percent.
  • In December, the price of eggs in the United States increased by 60 percent compared to the previous year.
  • Fines of up to $10,000 can be imposed for commercial entities illegally smuggling eggs into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico. Individuals face civil fines of approximately $300.

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