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A bird flu outbreak at the largest U.S. chicken egg producer could affect egg prices

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., the largest producer of fresh eggs in the U.S., has temporarily halted production at one of its facilities in Texas after detecting bird flu there, the company announced Tuesday. The company says it “depopulated” about 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets, or about 3.6% …

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