Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beware: Fake eggs from China

I received this email yesterday.. It's a shudder, seriously. The shock wave of fake milk powder few years back (that kills many innocent infants while few of them lying hopelessly due to kidney failure and 'big head' syndrome) was still a tremor to the human being and now they are producing what?? This is beyond humanity guys. Total nut case.

But luckily as far as I'm concern, I've never encountered with imported eggs on the egg shelves in the Malaysian super market be it Carrefour, Jusco, Cold Storage, Tesco or mini marts. Oh I remember one brand of eggs that are imported from Singapore, using a Korean technology and what not. But I'm so not going to feed my family with that.

I believe Malaysian eggs are the best (mind you NOT the Malaysian government). Currently we stick to LTK Omega Plus and that will be our first choice until another dreadful news appearing in the country. Anyhow, just beware of fake eggs. Pay extra caution when searching for eggs in the market. Take care loves!

Beware u guys and gals!

During a recent raid on a wholesale centre in Guangzhou city, the capital of China 's Guangdong province, a large quantity of fake eggs was seized.

Their wholesale price is 0.15 yuan (S$0.03) each - half the price of a real egg.

Consumers have a hard time telling a genuine egg from a fake one. This is good news for unscrupulous entrepreneurs, who are even conducting three-day courses in the production of artificial eggs for less than S$150. A reporter with Hong Kong-based Chinese magazine East Week enrolled in one such course.

To create egg white, the instructor - a woman in her 20s - used assorted ingredients such as ge latin, an unknown powder, benzoic acid, coagulating material and even alum, which is normally used for industrial processes.

For egg yolk, some lemon-yellow colouring powder is mixed to a liquid and the concoction stirred. The liquid is then poured into a round-shaped plastic mould and mixed with so-called 'magic water', which contains calcium chloride.

This gives the 'yolk' a thin outer membrane, firming it up. The egg is then shaped with a mold. The shell is not forgotten. Paraffin wax and an unidentified white liquid are poured onto the fake egg, which is then left to dry.

The artificial egg can be fried sunny-side up or steamed. Although bubbles appear on the white of the egg, those who have tasted it say the fake stuff tastes very much like the real thing.

But experts warn of the danger of eating fake eggs. Not only do they not contain any nutrients, a Hong Kong Chinese University professor warned that long-term consumption of alum could cause dementia



To make the egg white, various ingredients, including a powder and alum, are mixed together.



The 'yolk' is shaped in the round mould. 'Magic water' containing calcium chloride is used.



Hardy shells are formed by pouring paraffin wax and a liquid onto the egg, which are then left to dry. Tada!


Warning on Fake Eggs by NST

4 comments:

  1. China ni mmg la dasyat ek semuanya nak difakedkan nyer. For d sake of money. Org yg buat tu kaya tp org yg mkn merana.

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  2. itulaa... maybe sbb rakyat die ramai sgt berbilion2. nk keje susah, kene fight dgn ramai org. so sape2 sgup buat ape saje utk money money money..

    ko ade tgk x dlu2 pic rakyat china serbu career fair, utk jobless nye org? penuhhhhhhh mcm lautan manusia!

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  3. seriously! kesian kt sape2 yg da termkn. baca paper td those eggs ada yg da smpai penang!!! =(

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