April 7, 2011

Fake eggs

GEORGE TOWN: A woman who bought a tray of eggs in Pulau Tikus had a shock when she found them to be “fake eggs”.

Consumers Association of Penang president S.M. Mohamed Idris said the housewife had brought the eggs to his office after finding something fishy when she tried to cook them.

“She told us that the eggs did not smell like real eggs and were tasteless. It was also of unusual shapes and larger than real eggs.

“The fake egg also had a rougher surface than the genuine one.

“When cracked, there was no sign of chalaza, the structure inside the egg that keeps the yolk in place.

“The fake egg white and yolk quickly mixed together, unlike that of real eggs,” Idris said.

He said after boiling the egg and cutting it open, the egg yolk appeared to be more “yellowish” than that of a normal egg.

Idris said an e-mail widely circulated among the public in Penang had claimed that fake eggs which were common in China, were full of chemicals and sold at lower prices.

Idris also said it would be very hard to tell the difference between fake eggs and genuine ones as both looked almost identical.

“Try to look out for the weird shapes,” he said, adding that his staff members had bought more eggs from the shop frequented by the woman and found them to be “fake”.

A tray of 30 real eggs costs around RM10.50. The fake eggs cost RM11.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism enforcement chief M. Guna Selan said his office had not received any such complaint.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/4/7/nation/8433857&sec=nation

*** Pening juga aku baca artikel ni, sekejap dia cakap harga lebih murah, tapi daripada contoh nampak macam lebih mahal.

*** Apapun rasa takut la pulak nak makan telur lepas ni erk.


Coffee Girl said...

What? Ada juak? macam2 jak benda pelik datang dari negeri ya. bagus pelihara ayam sendiri, ya baruk kita tauk nya genuine ka sik.

Ms Tikot said...

Mcm ni endak rasanya owh?

Merryn said...

ada gambar tak? macam mana ya like this? takut lak..

lvynana said...

Coffee girl: pelik ho, polah la duit palsu ka, emas plasu ka..tok polah telur palsu la pulak. Kesian budak2, tok kan makanan fav sidak nya.

Ms Tikot: yang kamek baca, biasa nya telur palsu tok kurang kit rasa nya banding nok tulen.

Merryn: in NST ada gambar, kuning telur palsu akan mudah bercampur dengan putih telur nya; besides that, size also got a bit diff, bit larger...so might be safer if we buy a smaller size Grade F egg... I dunno, I'm worried too, coz my family like eggs alot.