Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Telur Tiruan! baru nak detect ke?

Sedutan Kosmo!

Telur ayam pun tiruan?

06/04/2011 6:13pm

GEORGE TOWN - Rupanya sebiji macam telur ayam tetapi rupa-rupanya ia telur ayam tiruan diperbuat daripada bahan kimia yang dikhuatiri boleh memudaratkan kesihatan dan dijual di pasaran terbuka di Pulau Pinang.

Telur palsu itu bersaiz lebih besar daripada telur ayam sebenar dan apabila dipecahkan ia tidak mempunyai pusat telur, tidak berbau, berkilat dan kasar, demikian menurut Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (CAP) yang telah menerima aduan daripada pengguna yang membeli 30 biji telur tiruan itu pada harga RM11 di pasar Pulau Tikus di sini semalam.

Presiden CAP, S.M Mohamed Idris berkata, siasatan mendapati kulit telur palsu itu diperbuat daripada lilin parafin, serbuk gypsum dan kalsium karbonat manakala kuning telur dan putih telur menggunakan bahan daripada natrium alginat, alum, geletin, asid benzoik, kalsium klorida, air serta bahan pewarna makanan.

"Komponen bahan-bahan kimia ini boleh menjejaskan kesihatan pengguna seperti mengganggu metabolisme, otak, sel saraf serta menjejaskan fungsi hati,” katanya. - Bernama


Email claims that artificial eggs are made in China from a variety of ingredients, some of which may be harmful to humans, and then sold to consumers for considerably less than real eggs (Full commentary below).


Example:(Submitted, August 2007)
Subject: Fake Eggs from China! (Shocking - must read)

Beware u guys and gals!

During a recent raid on a wholesale centre in Guangzhou city, the capital of China 's Guangdong province, a large quantity of fake eggs was seized.

Their wholesale price is 0.15 yuan (S$0.03) each - half the price of a real egg.

Consumers have a hard time telling a genuine egg from a fake one. This is good news for unscrupulous entrepreneurs, who are even conducting three-day courses in the production of artificial eggs for less than S$150. A reporter with Hong Kong-based Chinese magazine East Week enrolled in one such course.

To create egg white, the instructor - a woman in her 20s - used assorted ingredients such as gelatin, an unknown powder, benzoic acid, coagulating material and even alum, which is normally used for industrial processes.

For egg yolk, some lemon-yellow colouring powder is mixed to a liquid and the concoction stirred. The liquid is then poured into a round-shaped plastic mould and mixed with so-called 'magic water', which contains calcium chloride.

This gives the 'yolk' a thin outer membrane, firming it up. The egg is then shaped with a mould. The shell is not forgotten. Paraffin wax and an unidentified white liquid are poured onto the fake egg, which is then left to dry.

The artificial egg can be fried sunny-side up or steamed. Although bubbles appear on the white of the egg, those who have tasted it say the fake stuff tastes very much like the real thing.

But experts warn of the danger of eating fake eggs. Not only do they not contain any nutrients, a Hong Kong Chinese University professor warned that long-term consumption of alum could cause dementia

To make the egg white, various ingredients, including a powder and alum, are mixed together.

The 'yolk' is shaped in the round mould. 'Magic water' containing calcium chloride is used.

Hardy shells are formed by pouring paraffin wax and a liquid onto the egg, which are then left to dry.

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