Thursday, October 13, 2016

Minister orders probe into reports of 'artificial Chinese eggs

Thodupuzha : With artificial Chinese eggs finding its way into kerala stores, Health Minister K K Shylaja has directed the Food and Safety Commissioner for a probe into the origin and distribution of these amidst rising concerns. Chinese eggs being seized from Thodupuzha and Kunjithanni the other day. The minister had ordered immediate action.
Shylaja said that she has not received any complaints on artificial Chinese eggs, but she will examine the media reports and find out whether such a product has made its way into the state.
"I will now ask the Food Safety Commissioner to seriously loo into these media reports that such a product is available. It would be nice if someone comes up and provides a sample of it so the tests can be conducted quickly," said Shylaja.
Reports have recently surfaced that these "artificial" eggs were coming into the state from Tamil Nadu. Idukki district of Kerala bordering Tamil Nadu is where this product is available.
Unlike normal eggs artificial eggs are brown in color and do not attract flies and do not spoil or rot even after cooking or leaving them out in the open.

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