Eggs In California Top $7 A Dozen, Display Cases Empty

The price of eggs has skyrocketed in California in recent days as a result of outbreak of bird flu that has killed millions of hens.
HOUSTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 15: Cartons of eggs are seen for sale in a Sprouts Farmers Market 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

  • The outbreak has also resulted in grocers struggling to stock cartons that comply with a state law related to using cage-free hens to comply with an 2018 animal welfare initiative.
  • The chilled display cases in grocery store were essentially empty in recent days in Los Angles County.
  • “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Anna Sanchez, 32, told The Los Angeles Times.
  • The cause is an unprecedented outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza that has killed tens of millions of birds nationwide.

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