Colombia to Resume Egg Exports to Mexico

23 November 2012, at 9:53am

COLOMBIA - Colombia will start exporting eggs to Mexico from Sunday (25 November) to meet the demand resulting from the bird flu outbreaks in Mexico earlier this year.

Around 1.32 million eggs will be sent to Mexico following the work of the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) and Fenavi.

Mexico is the largest consumer of table eggs in the world, but the market was affected this year following an outbreak of avian flu, which led to the closure of exports.

A second shipment will be released next Tuesday (November 27) from the port of Buenaventura, Colombia.

On average, six million eggs per week are exported to Mexico.

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