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No need to import table eggs for Christmas, says JEFA

Published:Saturday | November 15, 2014 | 11:00 PM

The Jamaica Egg Farmers Association (JEFA) is assuring Jamaicans that an adequate supply of table eggs will be available for the festive season.



The association is assuring the public that there will be no significant increase in price.



President of the JEFA Roy Baker says the projection is that some 13.2 million eggs will be available for the holiday season.



Baker says this is more than enough to meet the increased demand for eggs at this time of the year, which has been put at between 11.5 and 12 million.



Table egg or shell egg is one of the main ingredients used in Christmas cakes and puddings and many other foods consumed during the festive season.



Baker emphasised that there will be no need to import eggs this year, pointing out that the traditional shortage will not be evident this year due to better management of the industry.



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