Amid rumours that gripped Kolkata and other markets in West Bengal, Agartala Municipal Corporation recently launched a drive against reported selling of ‘plastic eggs’ in the markets of Agartala. Following reports from other parts of the State about alleged penetration of ‘plastic eggs’ in the market, the Kamrup Metro district administration has directed the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and Food Safety Department officials to check the markets of the city.
“There is an alleged penetration of plastic eggs in the market. We have asked the GMC and food safety officials to check and report. As of now, no complaints or reports have been received, but the district administration is monitoring closely,” said Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro.
According to a source, allegations of plastic egg are not new. They had surfaced in Kerala in October. The Kerala Food Safety commissioner, had then confirmed the samples tested were real eggs, but rotten. Apparently, the texture of eggs change after being exposed to different temperatures over time.