Consumers urged to return fake eggsConsumers urged to return fake eggs

first_imgBefore you read any further read our updated story as the information in the original story was not properly fact-checked. Our updated story is HERE.Original story:The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) has urged consumers to return or report any “fake” eggs supposedly being sold at local shops.This follows numerous complaints in recent days over the spread of oddly-coloured eggs that have left consumers sick after eating them.“The department is aware of these reports on social media and these reports are currently under investigation by the department’s inspectors,” the department said. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The department added that the colouring of eggs could be influenced by the food fed to the laying hens, it urged consumers to return “abnormal” or “suspicious” looking eggs to retailers and request a refund.Alternatively, consumers can report the issue to the assignee of DAFF, Agency for Food Safety and Quality (AFSQ), who will then investigate the issue.“The assignee should be in a position to carry out the necessary inspection and testing. Based on the outcomes of the inspection and testing, appropriate regulatory actions would be taken.”Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

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