Monday, August 20, 2012

Food Smuggling Causes Outbreak of Bird Flu in Mexico‎

(KCEN) -- In South Texas, an outbreak of bird flu in Mexico has caused the price of eggs and chicken to spike in that country which means many are heading north of the border to pay less for those items.

The issue is that some food items from the U.S. are banned in Mexico to prevent the spread of animal or plant diseases.

Inspectors have seen more U.S. eggs since that outbreak cause the price in Mexico to spike above $3 a dozen.

People stash food in spare tires, under seats, and in other hiding places. Source