Spain’s egg processing industry is warning that the sector is dealing with a shortage of eggs, but has said members of industry association Inovo are doing all they can to ensure they supply clients with products made using eggs that comply with current rules.

Inovo said that the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive has resulted in a scarcity of eggs and that processors are facing a shortage of raw materials. The association has expressed its concern at the current situation, and argues it could disrupt the proper functioning of the wider food market. “The members of Inovo are doing all that they can to respond to the needs of their clients as quickly as possible, with egg products that are made using eggs that meet the quality standards of the European Union’s production model," said Oscar Hernandez, president of Inovo.

Spain has some 57 companies registered as egg processors, with annual production standing at 110,000 tons of liquid product and 5,500 tons of cooked and powdered eggs.