More eggs have been found containing with the chemical melamin in Hong Kong, which were imported from mainland of China. The chemical is at the center of a tainted milk scandal that has sickened more than 50,000 children across China. It’s showing up in fresh eggs, according to Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety. Also, the authorities in Zhejiang province have found melamine in Ciyunxiang-brand eggs produced by Changzhi City Green Biological Development Center, from Shanxi Province.
Melamine is a chemical used in making plastics and fertilizer. But in recent times, it has become the badge of shame for the Chinese food industry. Authorities say people illegally added it to food products to suggest that they contained a higher level of protein.
Do you still eat eggs? No, until it becomes clean, without melamine.