Fipronil fallout: Egg prices still highMonday, 29 January 2018 18:52
According to Federal Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme, the economic cost of the crisis amounted to 21 million euros.
It takes about 20 weeks to replenish stocks, says Louis Pyfferoen, who represents producers on the commission charged with setting national egg prices. While high prices suit those producers who were not affected by the crisis, the sector still has mixed feelings, he explains. “Many colleagues are at their wits’ end,” adds Pyfferoen. “We are in solidarity with colleagues unable to benefit from the high prices. No-one is satisfied with this situation.”
The European Commission had approved support measures for the Belgian sector in late 2017, but for now, supply is still too low, and the commission charged with setting egg prices by auction in Kruishoutem, West Flanders, has now set them 50% higher than one year ago.
The Brussels Times
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