Thanks to the Bird Flu – Egg Prices Continue to Rise

We’re less than 10 days from Easter, and this year, you have an excuse if you’re thinking of SKIPPING the messy, egg-coloring adventure.

Egg prices are STILL on the rise . . . and it’s less to do with the pandemic and supply chain issues, and MORE about the AVIAN FLU that’s spreading in farms throughout Middle America, particularly in Iowa.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, H5N1 bird flu viruses have been detected in both wild birds and commercial and backyard poultry in 24 states.

The average price for a carton of large eggs is now $2.47 . . . 44% higher than this time last year, but down from two years ago, when the onset of the pandemic had the price up to $3.07 a dozen.

So is it safe to EAT Easter Eggs this year?

If your concern is bird flu, yes . . . there haven’t been any human infections in the U.S.  But if you’re wondering about the painted eggs, you should pass.  Most store-bought dyes are safe to eat, but cooked Easter eggs are susceptible to bacteria if they’re outside the fridge for a couple hours.


(USA Today / People)