JUST IN: Production Halted At Texas Plant Of Country’s Largest Fresh Egg Producer

JUST IN: Production Halted At Texas Plant Of Country’s Largest Fresh Egg Producer


Cal-Maine Foods, the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States, has halted production at its Texas plant after it found bird flu in chickens.

The announcement follows reports of Texas finding its first human case of bird flu.

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The company also detected bird flu at its Michigan poultry facility.

“Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. today reported that one of the Company’s facilities located in Parmer County, Texas, tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (“HPAI”), resulting in depopulation of approximately 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets, or approximately 3.6% of the Company’s total flock as of March 2, 2024. Production at the facility has temporarily ceased as

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