Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Beware of fake eggs 假鸡蛋如何分别


Eggs sold in markets are genuine and safe: Malaysia health ministry
The yolks of fake eggs (left) are said to be more yellow than those of real eggs. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Eggs sold in the Malaysian markets are genuine and safe for consumption, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there was no cause for concern, adding that video clips on fake eggs that went viral on social media recently were untrue.

"We conducted an investigation and found that there were no fake eggs sold in the markets," he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Fake egg news fake
Rumours of counterfeit eggs being sold in the market have amounted to much ado about nothing

The Health Ministry assured the public that the recent rumours on social media about fake eggs flooding the market were unfounded.

Health director-general Dr.Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the ministry had conducted a thorough investigation and found that the eggs sold in the market were genuine and safe for consumption.

A video clip about fake eggs had gone viral on social media after a woman who boiled eggs bought from a supermarket in the Klang Valley found the texture of the yolk “rubbery”.

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‘No fake eggs on sale here’

Eggs sold in the Malaysian markets are genuine and safe for consumption, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there was no cause for concern, adding that the video clips on the fake eggs that went viral on social media were untrue.

“We conducted an investigation and found that there were no fake eggs sold in the markets,” he said in a statement yesterday.

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FAKE EGG, now at Malaysia !! how to differentiate it?? and how it make? 假鸡蛋如何分别?
How to identify fake eggs: After opening the egg, egg white and egg yolk will soon mix together.
  • Fake egg’s shell is a little shinier than the real egg, but it is not very noticeable.
  • When touch the fake egg by hand, it feels a little rougher than the real egg.
  • Shake the fake egg will make some noises, because water overflows from the solid agent.
  • Real egg smells a little like raw meat.
  • Tap the egg lightly. Real egg makes a more crisp sound than the fake egg.
  • Shortly after opening the fake egg, egg yolk and egg white will melt together. This is because the egg yolk and egg white are made of the same raw materials.
  • When frying a fake egg, the yolk will spread without being touched.
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How to distinguish between real and counterfeit eggs
  • After cracking the fake egg, the white and yolk will mix together quickly.
  • Fake eggs have slightly shinier shells than real ones.
  • The shells of the fake eggs feel slightly rougher.
  • You will hear sloshing sounds when you shake a fake egg as liquid will flow from the solid agent.
  • Real eggs smell like raw meat.
  • Tapping a real egg lightly will generate a crisp sound when compared to a fake egg.
  • When frying a fake egg, the yolk will spread without being touched.
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related: Gutter Oil For Your Food, Sir?
A news report estimated that 10 per cent of all oil used for cooking in China is gutter oil, including those used by restaurants. This is because it is cheap.

Well, you may ask, “What has that got to do with Singapore?” Unfortunately, it might have a lot to do with Singapore and how our hawker food is being prepared.

Earlier this year, it was reported that some people – who are reported to be Chinese and non Singaporean - were seen pumping out “sewer contents” from opened manholes and drains in Yishun and Jurong. Pictures taken by members of the public of them doing so, uncannily resemble what gutter oil scavengers do back in China.


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