Test reveals no plastic in ‘plastic eggs’
Kohima, July 17 (EMN): Quelling the fears that plastic eggs are being sold in the market, Director of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Kevichusa Medikhrü who is incharge of the Food Safety Cell said the test done on the eggs which were seized on the evening of June 30 are found to be natural eggs and contains no traces of plastic.
The test result made available to Eastern Mirror shows that as per the parameters tested, the sample of the egg showed positive protein test and the microscopic examination showed egg cells. The test for synthetic color, artificial shell test and plastic test gave negative results.
Therefore, the Food Analyst in his report stated that as per the test performed, the sample of egg can be inferred to be of natural source.
It may be mentioned that on the evening of June 30, three Naga youth, who jointly run a roadside snack stall near Old MLA Hostel, reportedly bought eggs which after being boiled appeared to be abnormal with a thin and soft outer shell.
Finding out that the outer layer of the eggs appeared different to what they were used to, they reportedly examined some of the eggs in other crates and found out that uncooked eggs had a rotten odour while the boiled eggs were odourless.
On being informed, the H&FW Food Safety Cell has collected the samples of the alleged ‘plastic eggs’ for test, which shows no traces of synthetic colour and found to be natural eggs.