U.S. eggs came to South Korean by sea for first timeStaff Writer | February 4, 2017
South Korean shipping liner Hyundai Merchant Marine said that it has brought U.S. eggs into the country to help ease a supply shortage caused by an avian influenza outbreak.
Food trade Shipping liner Hyundai Merchant Marine
It marks the first time for imported eggs to enter the country via ship. Eggs have so far been flown into the country by chartered flights.
"More than 1.2 million eggs from the United States will additionally be shipped through Busan Port on Feb. 8 or Feb. 9," said a Hyundai Merchant official.
U.S. eggs are usually white in color, while locally produced eggs are usually brown, making it easier for buyers to confirm the place of origin.
South Korea's daily egg output had been 42 million eggs on average but fell below the 30 million level since the bird flu outbreak. ■