No change in chicken, egg prices despite bird flu scare

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 24, 2014 12:36 IST

Though the news of a dead goose at Sukhna Lake being tested positive for avian flu has scared people in the city, there seems to be no impact on chicken and egg markets.

Those in the poultry business say prices remain unaffected despite a slowdown in demand.

They have also rubbished the claims that the supply of chicken and eggs from farms had been banned.

Director of Central Poultry Development Organisation Ravi Kumar said, “There is no ban on any kind of supply and no reduction in the prices of chicken or eggs. We supply them as per the demand. We have not received any notification to stop the supply.

Residents need not worry about the bird flu. It is safe to consume chicken if it is cooked properly at high temperature. We should not panic unless the government makes an announcement about an outbreak of some kind.”

Broiler continues to be priced between RS 140 and Rs 160 per kg while a tray of 30 eggs is priced from Rs 130 to Rs 150.

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