Egg and Poultry Border Seizures Skyrocket As Prices Spike

Seizures up by more than 100 percent

  • Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that from October 1 to December 31, egg and poultry seizures at border posts rose by 108 percent.
  • In December, the price of eggs in the United States increased by 60 percent compared to the previous year.
  • Fines of up to $10,000 can be imposed for commercial entities illegally smuggling eggs into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico. Individuals face civil fines of approximately $300.