Nearly 3 million U.S. eggs en route to bird flu-hit South Korea

By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) – The first batch of fresh eggs from the United States will arrive in South Korea on Saturday to ease the country’s egg shortage caused by its worst-ever bird flu epidemic, industry sources and an agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday. South Korea’s two major airliners — Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, will each carry 100 tonnes of eggs, for a total of 2.98 million, said two industry sources with knowledge of the matter. The shipment follows the announcement last week of measures to bring eggs to South Korea from overseas to alleviate a nationwide egg shortfall.
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