The primary consignment of eggs imported from India will attain Sri Lanka tomorrow (March 19), the State Buying and selling (Normal) Company says.
The cargo will carry two million eggs in complete, in line with a spokesperson of the company.
The Sri Lankan authorities determined to import eggs in a bid to manage the hovering costs of eggs and to handle the egg scarcity within the native market.
Nevertheless, imported eggs is not going to be offered at shops for common consumption.
It was determined that these eggs be offered at Rs. 40 or much less for meals producers, as a safety measure to avert hen flu from coming into and spreading within the nation.
Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera just lately gave directives to the related officers to expeditiously put together a collection of tips on how imported eggs needs to be used within the bakery trade.
It is suggested that gloves are used when dealing with imported eggs within the bakery trade and eggshells are safely discarded, guaranteeing that the remaining eggshells should not launched to the setting beneath any circumstances.
In the meantime, forward of the arrival of the primary batch of imported eggs, the particular commodity levy imposed on imported eggs has additionally been revised. Accordingly, the levy per egg was lowered from Rs. 50 to Rs. 1 for a interval of three months, efficient from February 21.
The primary cargo of imported eggs was scheduled to reach in Sri Lanka in late February, nevertheless, it was delayed as a consequence of issues pertaining to certification.
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