Fake chicken eggs in Malaysia

Fake chicken egg in MalaysiaMalaysians are dumbfounded with news of fake chicken eggs being sold (and now seized) in a market at the northern Penang state.

The fake eggs are said to be tasteless, have unusual shapes, have rougher shell surface, and the white and yolk would quickly mixed together.

A quick find online shows that counterfeit eggs have been produced and sold illegally in China (where else?) in recent years, where the fake eggs are made of sodium alginate, alum, gelatin, edible calcium chloride, water and colouring.

The cost of producing a fake egg is about 1/3 (est.) of its selling price, which makes it profitable at places with cheap labour cost. The chemicals won’t pose immediate health threat to consumers, but different story long term wise.

[Update] The seized eggs in Malaysia are found to be genuine eggs. WTF.

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Comments

  1. kyon says

    wow, everything can be counterfeit nowadays. i have never thought that they will counterfeit eggs, it sounds too cheap to make profit from it, but looks like i’m wrong.

  2. Yein Jee says

    kyon… I was a bit surprised too, thinking that it should be pretty costly to make a fake egg. I was obviously wrong.

    Chong… that’s a very good point. I sure hope not.

  3. nano says

    You don’ t worry the mamak will use it. THE CHINESE B’STARD MIGHT HAVE SOLD IT TO THE MAMAK STALL, SO SOME CHINESE B’STRD FROM MAIN LAND CHINA WITH PIMPS ALL OVER MALAYSIA AND AROUND THE WORLD WILL COMPROMISE ON EVERYTHING THEY CAN PROFIT FROM. SO THE INTERLOCK ON CHINESE WAS AFTERALL NOT WRONG,NOT ENOUGH USING HIGH PESTICIDE FOR GREENS,CARTON BOXES FOR CHICKEN NUGGETS,BORIC ACID FOR NOODLES,OLD NES PAPERS FOR FISH CAKE’S NOW, EGGS DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE SOME KIND OF GUILT OR WHAT, THE LOWEST CLASS OF HUMAN BEING ARE YOU B’STARDS

    • k.t says

      Nano: think b4 you critic ppl,you sound like a genuine good guy, but for me you just point n shoot without taking measurement just like some ppl in malaysia that keep mentioning 1 malaysia but only supporting their own parties!
      Yup mostly copy n paste are done in China because cheap labour n they are smart, but because of some money minded invester they intend to use their money to invent and buy something cheap fromChina then sell it in malaysia! Who is the buyer? Invester? China just a ‘base’ for invest something, is US going to subotage us?! Juz kiding.

      Why not blame to our ‘kastam’ for not checking the eggs before coming into malaysia? Why we need egg from other country?

      Does any one know the famous IPhone are made in China?! Does anyone clap for their hard work?!

  4. Yein Jee says

    The chemical components are exactly of an egg, which probably ruled out any fabrications. The officials are now doing DNA test to determine what the fakes eggs are.

    • xxxian says

      really you would take all that trouble of making fake eggs just to take pictures of it….
      you mean buy or hunt all the ingredients make one, snap a picture and done…?

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