Police arrested four men on Monday for selling plastic eggs in the market to the public.
A resident of Khayaban-e-Seher in DHA phaise VI registered a complaint that the eggs he had bought from the shop had turned out to be made of a ‘plastic-like substance’, while the egg white and yolk had also mixed together as soon as the shell was broken.
Police raided the said shop and arrested the owner, Jameel Khan, and seized other egg crates from the shop.
Before the police had taken the shopkeeper to court, he had already given up the names of the suppliers, in which two were wholesalers, Sufyan and Razzak, and a helper from the farm house.
How are plastic eggs made?
Plastic egg’s yolk contains ingredients such as sodium alginate obtained from chemicals, flour, coagulants, dyes, white egg moss, while its shell is made from dangerous chemicals like parafaxon wax, gypsum powder and calcium carbonate.
Side effects of eating plastic eggs
There are many dangerous side effects of eating a fake egg. It can harm your liver, brain and different Neurological diseases.
How to identify a fake egg?
There are simple steps to check whether eggs are fake or not. The real egg is a bit rough while the fake egg bears a shine. The yolk and white of genuine eggs don’t mix on their own until a mixer is used. On the other hand, the yolk and white of fake eggs get mixed together the moment they are broken. More frequently, the two components appear to mix as soon as they come out of the shell. Moreover, the real egg, after boiling, will sink under water while the fake one will swim on the surface