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Egg Market Strong Despite Hoarding

One of the products that consumers were panic buying over the past few weeks was eggs.

Despite the sudden spike in purchases, a spokesman with Egg Farmers of Alberta says the industry has no plans to ramp up production.

Some grocery stores are now limiting how many eggs consumers can buy at one time.

David Webb with Egg Farmers told Alberta Farmer Express, the industry is pretty close to full capacity when it comes to quota.

Webb says they're also pushing the federal government to declare the food supply chain as an essential service.

He says one issue that is cause for concern is that the industry uses vitamin packs for hens that come from outside Canada.

Currently, goods are continuing to flow on a daily basis across the Canada-US border, despite a ban on nonessential travel.

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