Friday, April 8, 2011

Fake Eggs Discovered in Penang- How they make fake eggs, grapes and pig intestine

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?

23 comments:

Anncoo said...

I've heard about this faked egg from news and these people really want to make money in a crooked way.

Alice Law said...

I read about this too, nowadays everything have to be wary... sigh, makan apa pun kena berwaspada, tsk tsk!

ps/: Just afraid the little ones will hv it by chance...

lena said...

hi pete, yeah i just saw it in today's star paper. it says that we got to be alert if those are in odd shapes. now i wonder since they can make the yolk and whites so perfectly, why cant they make the shells look perfect? the fake eggs shells do look odd as shown in the papers.

Pete said...

lena : The egg shell is harder because it involves colour and hardening through chemical way in terms of homogeneuos shell thickness. Semi liquid like the inside is easier to shape using chemical because it will follow the mold.

Christine said...

thanks for sharing Pete, most interesting and shocking. Scary.

reanaclaire said...

why are these humans so... so money minded.. fake eggs? what next, i wonder.. sigh.. i must be careful now..

Yvonne said...

Never thought this fake egg could make it way from China. It's just ewww... Now I need to learn how to identify fake food, because most of my food goes down into my stomach without 'inspection'.

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

Recall, recall.... i remember at least 4 yrs back, i did bought some strange eggs from BM market, big, round & fragile shell, almost 99% of it got double yokes. i ask the seller, the seller oso not too happy to reveal further. could it be the fake one ????

[SK] said...

yeah, it's been hit news in the newspaper these couple of days!! hmmm, this is not good..

Hayley said...

I watched it before. Sorry to say that but I think we should think twice before consuming all food from China... =_=

wenn said...

omg, we consume eggs mostly everyday! must be careful fr now on..thx!

Bananazஇ said...

Just posted my comment in SmallKucing whether the chicken wings and durains are faked hehe..Now everyone is second guessing real and fake goods. Is this Pete the real Pete that I knew or faked? lolz

MiKitc said...

Thanks for sharing.

Bananazஇ said...

Pete heard of the latest news about fake bananas found in Penang??? Chak lat bro..muahahaha

Bananazஇ said...

Come to think about the fake eggs they taste like real? What if you order Seremban eggs or steam eggs in restaurants chances are will we be served fake eggs. Sudah kiasi lah...hahaha

suituapui said...

Here, we used to buy kampong chicken eggs - very rare, very hard to buy and very expensive...and suddenly we have a whole lot in the supermarkets and the shops. Dunno if they're fake eggs or not...

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I read about it in the newspapers...

Small Kucing said...

really looks easy

Sheoh Yan said...

Thanks sharing this scary news.

mNhL said...

faint ! Egg also can be fake. And my kids love eggs. Must be real careful. Human are really scary.....

yummylittlecooks said...

so scary!my girls love to eat eggs too.

Food For Tots said...

So many fake food and products from China. So scary!! These people are so smart but use their intellingence in the wrong way. :(

Darren said...

A while back Tesco was having a promotion....10 eggs for RM1...I ate 3 dozen of those....

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