A huge US food distributor says bird flu could hurt egg supply for the next year


by Anjali Athavaley, Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Food distributor Sysco said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its supply of eggs and chickens that lay them for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers.

Sysco is the biggest U.S. food distributor, whose clients include restaurants, hotels and hospitals.

The company is discussing options with its customers, including creating alternative menu items during the period, a Sysco spokesman said in an email.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-exclusive-sysco-sees-us-bird-flu-hurting-egg-supply-up-to-18-months-2015-5#ixzz3aLNgLNBa

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