After the Kolkata incident of plastic eggs, now in Aamchi Mumbai two families have complained that the eggs they took home and cooked as omelettes were hard and rubbery. The Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) has sent samples of plastic egg for testing.A Vasai resident, Sweety Misquitta, who had three days earlier bought a branded pack of six eggs from a supermarket, found the shells harder than usual and rubbery . Normal egg, if spoiled, has bad odour, but these had no smell at all, said Misquitta. To find out if it was real, I set fire to the inside of the egg, and it turned into plastic. She complained about the matter to civic authorities.
Pravin Shetty of the VVMC standing committee said, We are sending the samples to the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department. I have spoken about the matter with the supermarket from where the eggs were bought. It is pertinent to note that the Kolkata tests ruled out that the eggs reported there were fake.
In the other incident, a family from Virar bought six eggs from a grocery store. Maya Mingle said she found the shells unusually hard. I poured the contents onto the frying pan, but was unable to remove the finished product. The egg refused to leave the pan. I had to scratch it out. It burnt and smelt like plastic
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