Head of Rosselkhoznadzor: there is no shortage of edible eggs in Russia

There is no shortage of edible eggs in Russia, the country meets its needs for this product in full, said the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert.

“It should be noted that there is no shortage of edible eggs in Russia. The country is fully self-sufficient with domestic eggs and even exports it, ”Mr. Dankvert told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF, quoted by RIA Novosti).

Earlier, the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor noted that Russia is completely dependent on the import of chicken eggs, which are needed for the production of vaccines. He explained that for the manufacture of vaccines – including against coronavirus and influenza – eggs are needed that are free of pathogenic microflora, but there are no factories producing such eggs in Russia.

Julia Melano, an advisor to the head of Rosselkhoznadzor, explained to reporters that this applies only to veterinary vaccines and does not apply to drugs for humans. In addition, the SPF egg used to make vaccines is not intended for human consumption.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade had earlier called on retailers to raise purchase prices for chicken eggs in order to prevent a reduction in the number of hens and a shortage in the future. At the same time, the Ministry of Agriculture does not expect a shortage of chicken eggs on the domestic market.

Read about the support of poultry farmers in the material of “Kommersant” “Broilers are not informed about the limits.”