The Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana have released a statement dated 28th December 2018, rendering a video circulating on social media of artificial eggs from China as false information.
According to the FDA, there is no evidence of imported eggs from China into the country.
The FDA also indicated that the eggs in the video maybe spoilt or rotten eggs.
“Spoilt or rotten eggs have discolouration of york or albumen white that indicates bacterial growth and are usually runny as in the case of the eggs seen in the video.” the statement read.
The statement continued to state that “checks by the FDA have not identified any of such eggs in trade and therefore wishes to appeal to the complainant or any member of the public with samples of the said ‘artificial eggs’ to make them available to facilitate FDA’s investigation”.
The FDA also advised the general public against the circulation of any such videos whose authenticity has not been established as they only create public fear and panic.
Below is a copy of the full statement: