Industrias Bachoco, Mexico's largest producer and processor of poultry products, announced its Mexicali table eggs operation was affected by the earthquake that hit Mexico's northwest April 4. The Mexicali operation represents about 9% of the company's production capacity for table eggs.
Cristobal Mondragon, Bachoco's chief executive officer, said that no employees were injured during the earthquake and its feed mill and distribution channels were “practically undamaged,” but the quake affected most of the farms in the region.
"The company is taking all necessary steps to reduce the negative effects and supply our customers from other production complexes,” said Mondragon. “In addition, the company is evaluating the damages to its facilities and its production process to take the fastest alternatives and quickly recover the pace of our normal operations."