Kewpie, a major food manufacturer, has announced that it will raise the price of its main product, mayonnaise, from April, due to the spread of bird flu and the soaring price of feed due to soaring egg prices. .

According to the announcement, 36 items, including mayonnaise and tartar sauce, will be subject to price increases for household use, and the reference retail price will be raised by about 3% to 21%.

In the case of 450 grams of the representative Kewpie mayonnaise, the price will be raised from 475 yen to 520 yen including tax.

In addition, for commercial use, the shipping price of 259 items, including mayonnaise and processed eggs, will be raised by about 1% to 17%.

In both cases, the price will be raised from the shipment on April 1st.

The company says that the price of eggs is soaring due to the spread of avian influenza and soaring feed prices, and the prices of various raw materials and materials continue to rise.

Regarding eggs, Seven-Eleven Japan, a major convenience store chain, announced on January 31 that it had suspended sales of some egg-based products and reduced the amount of eggs, citing supply shortages due to the bird flu epidemic. It seems that the impact will spread further.