McDonald’s Australia cuts breakfast hours because of fowl flu | EUROtoday

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Australian followers of a late morning McDonald’s breakfast are having to get up earlier.

The quick meals big has quickly shortened the hours of its breakfast service within the nation by 90 minutes because of an egg scarcity attributable to a fowl flu outbreak.

It is presently serving its full breakfast menu solely till 10:30am, as a substitute of the standard noon.

“Like many retailers, we are carefully managing supply of eggs due to the current industry challenges,” McDonald’s Australia stated in an announcement despatched 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 fowl flu have been detected in 11 poultry amenities throughout southeast Australia prior to now two months.

Authorities have stated they’ve the scenario beneath management.

“Consumers can expect to see some empty shelves in the short-term, however, supplies are being re-directed to areas with short supply,” the Australian authorities stated.

“Consumers should refrain from purchasing more eggs than required.”

Bird flu has affected fewer than 10% of Australia’s egg laying hens however, some companies have imposed limits on what number of eggs folks should purchase.

The outbreaks have led to the culling of about 1.5m chickens in Australia.

So far, not one of the strains detected have been the H5N1 variant of fowl flu.

H5N1 has unfold by way of fowl and mammal populations globally, infecting billions of animals and a small variety of people.