UK packing stations are struggling to fill Christmas orders. "Eggs are being eked out between customers, because supplies are exceedingly tight," said a trader. There is also a demand pull trend to be observed: the demand for eggs in the UK is rising. Average per capita weekly in-home consumption has risen to 1.77 compared to 1.71 during the same period in 1999. This is the third successive quarterly rise and is "great news for the industry," said British Egg Industry Council chairman Andrew Parker. {{PROVISIONS }}