Cape Town scrambles for eggs ahead of tourist season
Since the outbreak of bird flu, egg prices in the Western Cape have risen — with the hospitality industry most affected
The egg could be about to make a dent in the multi-million rand hospitality industry. With the holiday season on the doorstep‚ tourists might have to fork out more for their meals — especially breakfast.Since the outbreak of avian influenza‚ or bird flu‚ egg prices in Western Cape have risen‚ as more than 3-million birds have been infected nationwide. This affects just about every industry that uses eggs.The price of the city’s most famous brownies — from the award-winning Brownies and Downies restaurant‚ which serves as a training centre for people with intellectual disabilities — has risen from R25 to R28 each. Restaurant manager Wayne Schultz said they were left with no choice: "We can still acquire eggs‚ but it is more difficult."When asked how tourism could be affected‚ Jeff Rosenberg‚ spokesperson for the Federated Hospitality Association of SA‚ said: "Restaurants and hotels are concerned about the chicken and egg shortage, but this doesn’t mean our members will not be able to...
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