Friday, May 22, 2015

The Price of Scrambled Egg Patties is Likely to Rise

And will continue to overlook.

Food Companies Fear Bird Flu May Cause Egg Shortages.  (The New York Times, 5/21/2015)
Roughly 87 percent of the birds stricken with the disease are laying hens, according to the Department of Agriculture, and many of the eggs they lay are turned into ingredients used by food businesses in things like scrambled egg patties and baked goods.
The article notes that some food processing companies are stocking up on egg substitutes.  Will they still proclaim that their products are "made with real eggs"?

Make your own egg patty at home!!!!

Monica offers this tutorial.  (She sez it's OK to use real eggs.)

Related posts:
Nearly one-third of Iowa's laying hens have now been infected with avian flu.  (5/6/2015)
Walking back the avian flu boilerplate a few steps.  (5/5/2015) 
In 2014, the ratio of slaughtered chickens to the U.S. population was 27:1.  (4/29/2015) 
Avian flu and the boilerplate that's found in every article.  (4/22/2015)
Extrapolating: More room for 5,300,000 euthanized chickens in Iowa would have meant higher egg prices.  (4/21/2015)
In the news:  What's the poop on 200,000 chicken?  (4/13/2015)

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