H-E-B has released the following statement concerning the current egg shortage:
The United States is facing a temporary disruption in the supply of eggs due to the Avian Flu. The avian flu this year has impacted a significant portion of the egg laying population in the United States (over 30 million birds). This temporary constriction in the US market has caused an increase in price and shortage in availability of eggs.
H-E-B works hard to absorb price increases and to level out the volatility in the commodity market for our customers. H-E-B’s egg procurement team is monitoring the situation closely; we understand the importance of this product to all customers and take market availability matters seriously.
H-E-B is committed to ensuring Texas families and households have access to eggs, our eggs are not for commercial sale. We are asking our customers to limit their purchase to three cartons per purchase. The signs placed on our shelves last week are to deter commercial users from buying eggs in bulk.