Breakfast is safe again.
Thanks to the efforts of a 4th Infantry Division command food adviser, fresh eggs are back on chow hall menus in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Because of a bird flu outbreak in Kuwait, fresh eggs had been banned since March 2007.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sabrina Nero eventually found a loophole in the regulation banning fresh eggs and fresh poultry: The ban was on products originating in Kuwait.
If she could find the products elsewhere, the items could be back in meals, she reasoned.
Nero said the proposal was questioned because all food products were shipped through Kuwait; eventually Central Command officials approved the request.
“Since the military houses its food in Kuwait, eggs became available for all soldiers in southwestern Asia,” she said in an Army news release. “All it took was one person to stand up and point out the technicality. We were just the ones to push the issue.”