Jul 4, 2024

Bird flu hits McDonald's Australia breakfast hours

The fast food giant has temporarily shortened the hours of its breakfast service in the country by 90 minutes due to an egg shortage caused by a bird flu outbreak. "Like many retailers, we are carefully managing supply of eggs due to the current industry challenges," McDonald's Australia said in a statement sent to the BBC. "We're continuing to work closely with our network of Aussie farmers, producers, and suppliers, as the industry comes together to manage this challenge." Several strains of bird flu have been detected in 11 poultry facilities across southeast Australia in the past two months. Bird flu has affected fewer than 10% of Australia's egg laying hens but, some businesses have imposed limits on how many eggs people can buy. None of the strains detected have been the H5N1 variant of bird flu.

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