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Eggs with bouncing yolks upset local consumers

SHANGHAI market regulators have begun probing the claims made by some local consumers that they had bought chicken eggs with "rubber-like" yolks.

The Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Administration said today they are now investigating the case.

These eggs look like normal eggs before cooking, but hard-boiled eggs have rubber-textured yolks that can bounce on the floor. After this discovery was reported on a local news channel last night, the public began to worry about their food safety.

Many said they feel upset because they might have been eating such eggs for a long time without noticing.

Rubber-yolk eggs were first discovered elsewhere in China. The Shanghai market watchdog said they had never come across such eggs in their regular sample checks.

Food safety experts said long-time freezing could cause rubber yolks. Chicken feed is also a suspected factor because it contains a large amount of gossypol.


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