No fake eggs on sale in Malaysia, says health ministry

Eggs sold in the Malaysian markets are genuine and safe for consumption, the health ministry has said.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there was no cause for concern.

He added that the video clips on the fake eggs which went viral on social media were untrue.

“We conducted an investigation and found that there were no fake eggs sold in the markets,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

The clip went viral a few weeks ago after a woman, who boiled eggs she had purportedly bought from a supermarket in the Klang Valley, found that the texture of the yolk was “rubbery”.

With reports of fake eggs surfacing again, National Consumer Com­plaints Centre legal and dispute resolution manager Santhosh Kannan he said the authorities should be transparent over the matter.

“This is to clear any doubt over the matter.”

The reports of fake eggs first came about in Malaysia three years ago when a housewife in Penang lodged a complaint with the Consumers Association of Penang.

Source: The Star