As part of the cruelty-free movement, consumers are increasingly demanding cage-free eggs from producers. These preferences don’t merely apply to whole eggs purchased for personal use at home but for eggs used in manufactured food products as well.Read More
The egg market has seen considerable volatility in recent months and years, not only in the form of shell eggs, but for dried, frozen and liquid egg products as well. Since mid-January 2018, nest run egg pricing saw a 121% price increase and are now priced more than four times what they were a year ago. Dried egg yolk remains 66% higher than a year ago and frozen yolks rose nearly 100%. Liquid white prices have more than doubled in 2018 alone.Read More
Many food manufacturers have their tried-and-true recipes for chocolate chip cookies but, because of volatile and unstable egg markets in addition to costly refrigeration and FDA requirements, some are looking for ways to reformulate without using this staple ingredient (and without losing the signature flavors and rich, chewy textures their chocolate chip cookies are known for).Read More
Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed that flocks of chickens owned by commercial breeders in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and Giles County, Tennessee, tested positive for the highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI, or commonly known as “bird flu”). While quarantine and depopulation measures were taken, the fact that a bird flu outbreak arose in the commercial arena for the first time in about two years is cause for concern.Read More
These days, consumers are always looking for ways to live healthier lifestyles. From using personal activity trackers to paying closer attention to labels in the grocery store, consumers have made it clear that their desire for achieving optimal health is much more than just a passing fad.
The news about Avian Flu doesn’t seem to get any better. In fact, since we last shared How to Use Grande Bravo® as a Substitute for Eggs, the number of birds affected has more than doubled.
Whether you’re in the Midwest or not, chances are pretty likely that you’ve heard – and started to worry – about the outbreak of Avian Flu by now. The outbreak is being called the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the United States, and more than 23 million turkeys and chickens have been affected since December.