Egg consumption rising across US and UK

The number of eggs being consumed in the U.S. and U.K. is on the rise according to new data.

Government forecasts show that Americans are eating about 279 per year per person.

If the trend continues it will be the largest number of eggs consumed in the U.S. for almost half a century.

Meanwhile, across the pond, egg sales have surpassed 13 billion for the first time since the 1980s.

The data comes from the British Egg Industry Council.

A spokesperson for the British Egg Information Service told The Independent newspaper:

"Eggs are firmly back in fashion, with sales maintaining their relentless rise in 2018, supported by consumer desire for healthier options, flexitarianism, and the impact of the change in official advice that vulnerable groups can now enjoy runny eggs, as long as they are Lion.
"Total UK egg consumption has passed 13bn for the first time since the early 1980s, according to our estimates for 2018, and we expect that to keep increasing."

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