PUTRAJAYA: The allegedly 'fake' eggs seized from the Pulau Tikus wet market in Penang were merely deformed or rejected ones not cleared for sale to consumers, Veterinary Services Department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin said.
This was based on the department's own tests, he added.
Dr Aziz also said there were no 'fake' eggs in the local market, adding that it was far more costly to produce convincing fakes than natural eggs.
"Give me one sample that shows that an egg is fake and that will make my day.
"Maybe there are fakes in the market but we have no samples," he told a press conference here Monday.
He said the department was in discussions with the Federation of Livestock Farmers' Associations of Malaysia to come out with a standard of accreditation to allay consumers' fears "once and for all".
This, he added, would remove any doubts in consumers' minds over the quality of eggs they were buying.
Dr Aziz also reminded that it was illegal under the Animals Act 1953 to import eggs without a licence.
K.Min, betul cakap k.min, there's no fake eggs in the market. Well, not Msian market :D