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Eggs in short supply as S Korea battles worst bird flu outbreak

Analysts say the shortage may last at least a year as it could take up to 2 years for the industry to rebuild flocks

To ease the shortage, South Korea's agriculture ministry is seeking to import egg-laying chickens and eggs from the United States, Spain and New Zealand.


MOON Hong-nam, a pastry chef in Seoul, needs at least 15,000 eggs a day to bake cakes, but after South Korea's worst outbreak of bird flu and a surge in the prices of eggs, he is considering changing his menu. "We can ride it out through Christmas with what (supplies) we have...

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