They are the real thing. Preliminary tests on eggs seized from a market in Penang following the fake egg scare have shown them to be genuine.
The eggs, however, will still be sent for DNA tests to determine – once and for all – if they are fake. health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the first tests found the protein content, yolk and shell’s calcium were no different from normal eggs. However, the ministry wanted to be certain.
“So, the Chemistry Department is now doing DNA tests on the eggs.
“This will determine, once and for all, whether they are real or fake,” Liow told reporters after opening the national-level World Health Day 2011 celebration here yesterday.
He said the final confirmation would be known today.
Penang Veterinary Department said on Saturday that the tests it conducted on 270 eggs found them to be genuine.
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