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‘Odour of plastic came out when we cooked them’: Fake eggs seized in Kolkata

“One of my family members was complaining about uneasiness whenever she was having these eggs. We suspected something was wrong with the eggs because odour of plastic used to come out whenever we were cooking them,” the complainant said.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2017 22:43 IST
A case of eggs in a shopping basket.
A case of eggs in a shopping basket.(REUTERS/ Representative image)

Artificial plastic eggs were seized from a seller in Kolkata’s Tiljala area on Thursday after a woman complained about eggs which smelled of plastic upon cooking to the civic body and consumer affairs department.

Acting on the basis of a complaint made by woman residing in the Kareya Police Station area, police later detained egg-seller Mohammed Shamin Ansari from Tiljala and seized eggs and sent them for testing.

“One of my family members was complaining about uneasiness whenever she was having these eggs. We suspected something was wrong with the eggs because odour of plastic used to come out whenever we were cooking them,” the complainant said.

Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay, who ordered a probe into the matter, said, “I have heard about plastic eggs but never thought of seeing them in the city. We are taking a very cautious step and I have asked my officers to run a check at market places and poultry farms.”