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    Thailand bans export of eggs for 7 days to prevent shortages

    To prevent a possible shortage of eggs for local consumption, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed a 7-day export ban, effective today (Thursday) following a rush by consumers to stock up, in the aftermath of the declaration of a nationwide state of emergency.


    Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanavisit said today that the temporary export ban might be extended if the egg situation, characterized by price increases and shortage in some places, does not improve by then.


    He pointed out that the country’s daily egg production is 40 million, which is sufficient to meet domestic demand, adding, however, that sometimes there is a surplus of eggs, to the point where the Government has to shore up the prices to help egg producers.


    He said that the shortage of eggs in some areas is being caused by a rush to stock up over the past few days, increasing demand by 2-3 fold.


    He warned against the overpricing of eggs, saying that violators could face a seven-year jail term and/or a fine of 140,000 baht.


    Mr. Jurin said that commerce officials have also imposed strict measures to combat overcharging for pharmaceutical products, including face masks, sanitizer gel and ethyl alcohol.

    Thailand bans export of eggs for 7 days to prevent shortages – Thai PBS World

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    140k for overpricing an egg? How much for overpricing a submarine, bridge, railway line etc?

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    Vietnam, doing same with Rice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    How much for overpricing a submarine, bridge, railway line etc?
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    Is this a yolk?

    I'm sure the locals are eggstatic☺

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    Selling duck eggs in the stores here yesterday, all the chicken eggs bought up by some local fucking warlord, no doubt.

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    Few eggs available here in Mae Jo, only size 3 or 2 at increased price.

    Bought 2 "Peng" (30 eggs) last week before this started, I paid 90b each for N°3 when I used to pay 83 for N°1 the week prior.
    Since then prices have soared, my usual seller said they only sell size 2 or 3 eggs as they couldn't sell bigger eggs to their customers as they get expensive. This particular seller sell eggs as a side business, main business is selling biscuits, nuts etc...until now they haven't took advantage of the shortage (maintaining their usual profit), the price rise comes from suppliers.
    Last edited by Farang Ky Ay; 27-03-2020 at 01:14 PM.

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    ^ I didn’t realize you are in Mae Jo. For some reason I thought you were further north.

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    no bloody eggs available anywhere in Prachuap !

    Bloody panic buying egg bastards !

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    Singapore has managed to ramp up its import of eggs and food items from other countries in the past two days, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said yesterday.

    About 70 per cent of eggs here are imported from Malaysia, which imposed a lockdown on Wednesday, leaving some worried about Singapore's egg supply.

    Yesterday, a Singapore Airlines cargo plane brought in some 300,000 eggs from Thailand, and Mr Chan was at Changi Airport to receive the "very special cargo".
    Shipment of 300,000 eggs from Thailand lands at Changi, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    To prevent a possible shortage of eggs for local consumption, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed a 7-day export ban, effective today (Thursday) following a rush by consumers to stock up, in the aftermath of the declaration of a nationwide state of emergency.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Yesterday, a Singapore Airlines cargo plane brought in some 300,000 eggs from Thailand, and Mr Chan was at Changi Airport to receive the "very special cargo".
    Shipment of 300,000 eggs from Thailand lands at Changi, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
    Now we see why the export of eggs was banned...

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    No eggs available this morning that I could find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Singapore Airlines cargo plane brought in some 300,000 eggs from Thailand
    For a population of six million . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    No eggs available this morning that I could find.
    You're still in Pattaya? If so, there's trays of 30 in Macro on Nth Pattaya rd and Foodland on Klang has packs of 10 x size #2's. Info good as of an hour ago.

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    Makro Sukhumvit rationing size 4 eggs, 1 tray per person, stacks disappearing as they arrive, 2 staff checking nobody cheats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    You're still in Pattaya? If so, there's trays of 30 in Macro on Nth Pattaya rd and Foodland on Klang has packs of 10 x size #2's. Info good as of an hour ago.
    I leave home at 7am for my weekly shop at Foodland,no eggs there. Stopped in at Villa and Makro (Big one on Suk rd) on the way home and they had none either.

    Lady at work saw my post on Facebook, she has got me a tray of 30 from her supplier in Chonburi City.

    Now to find Mama noodles................
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    I don't want to show off... but I bought another nine hens last week!


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    Nice Home for the Chickens, the locals must look at that, and think the farang is ting tong.

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    ^ I do a lot more ting tong things than this!

    A happy chicken is a good layer! Those extra nine chickens should be good for around 50 eggs a week once they start laying.

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    Pity the Thais not think about happy chickens....

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    PM orders egg price monitoring

    BANGKOK (NNT) - Since the invocation of the Emergency Decree over COVID-19, many people have been stocking up with necessary items, including chicken eggs, resulting in shortages in some areas, and some sellers have been exploiting this situation by profiteering.


    Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Commerce to investigate and prevent the exploitation of the situation for profit. The Ministry will be investigating the entire egg supply chain, from farms to the hands of customers, ensuring fairness to all.


    Officials from the Ministry of Commerce have inspected Kanokwan Farm, a large chicken egg producer in Nakhon Sawan, reported to be selling eggs at unreasonably high prices. They have filed a report at Nong Krod Police Station to launch formal prosecution.


    The officials have also inspected Chanomporn Farm in Nakhon Pathom, where the owner has admitted to selling eggs above the regular price, raising it to 3.8 baht from 2.8 baht per egg. The farm was still selling 300,000 eggs at the time of inspection.


    In Phitsanulok, commercial affairs officials have inspected an egg shop in Phitsanulok city, located by the railway, after receiving complaints from the public alleging that the shop sells a pack of eggs at 140 baht, which is considerably higher than the regular price.


    The shop has been charged with a violation to the Price of Goods and Services Act BE 2542, which could result in up to 7 years imprisonment, or up to 140,000 baht in fines, or both.

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    Lots of Duck eggs in the shops now. Slightly higher in fat and cholesterol but also much higher in protein, vitamins, and Omega-3 oils.
    (Duck eggs a favourite of the Paleo-diet people).

    A lot of duck egg production is also less intensive (hormone and antibiotic content) than chicken (CP Farm) produce.
    Last but not least, they are actually pretty tasty.

    10 Reasons Why Duck Eggs Are Better Than Chicken Eggs

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    ^ When I was a kid in the UK, we used to keep ducks for eggs.

    I was always told never to eat duck eggs if we collected them after a thunder storm... something about the heat increasing bacteria in the egg. I wonder if that is an issue producing duck eggs in the heat of Thailand?

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    ^The thicker shell of a duck egg is supposedly better at preventing bacterial build up, according to a few www's.

    What are the benefits to eating duck eggs vs chicken eggs?
    Duck eggs:

    • stay fresher longer, due to their thicker shell.
    • are richer, with more albumen, which makes cakes
    Duck Eggs are Healthy for You!

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    Is Singapore putting all its eggs into one basket?

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