Looks like fake eggs from China have found its' way into our country or maybe some of our unscrupulous locals had learned the way to make it. The discovery of these fake eggs in Penang was published in the newspapers today. Actually, fake eggs were discovered in 3 China cities in Jan 2006.
Fake eggs contain industrial chemicals like Alum which causes dementia, calcium choride causes liver deseases and benzoic acid is harmful to our nerves & brain.
How do we identify fake eggs? Fake eggs have rough shell, a little irregular in shape and they don't have the spiral or thin string liked chalaza (plural chalazae) commonly found in fresh eggs. Chalaza holds the egg yolk in place, thus protecting it.
At first I thought that the process of making these fake eggs must be rather complicated but after watching the video below, it seems very easy. One just need a few chemicals and coagulant to manufacture these fakes. The video below shows how fake eggs are produced in China. This video also has a short coverage on how fake grapes and pig intestines are made using almost the similar method as the fake eggs. What will they think of next?