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. 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. The scary thing is whether or not food / hawker / mamak stalls are using these fakes.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. MaJieMao says:

    The fact a fake egg is cheaper the real egg just shows we are headed toward a global food crisis.

    • 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?!

  6. There’s also the fake rice:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/031344_plastic_rice.html

    Ohh, China!

  7. Yein Jee says:

    And the tainted milk scandal has resurfaced again, which already killed three kids in China.

  8. lol so the fake eggs turn out to be real eggs? what eggs are that anyway???

  9. 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.

  10. 天下没诈蛋 专家:制假蛋是骗局
    http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2011/04/11/2.html

    this is from today’s news… hopefully the experts are right.

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