BY: Nana Ama Sarfo
Former chairman of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, Mr. Kwadjo Asante has allayed the fears of the general public concerning the supposed presence of ‘plastic eggs’ on the Ghanaian market. According to the former chairman, those fears are not founded as the so-called ‘plastic eggs’ are not even available in the Ghana.
Mr. Asante made the assertions on Rite FM when she appeared as guest on the Food, Safety and Nutrition segment on the Rite Morning Ride on Tuesday. Explaining, he said that though plastic eggs are actually in production in certain parts of the world, their production is actually for education and for presentations, adding that it is never for consumption.
“I have heard about the plastic egg rumour which is circulating on the social media. However, these plastic eggs can be found during exhibitions and some companies actually produce these eggs for presentations during meetings,” he explained, adding that ‘there are clear differences between the natural eggs and the plastic eggs.’
He allayed the fears of the consuming public about the possibility of the eggs on the Ghanaian market and added that though this kind of eggs are actually produced in certain countries, they are not on the open market and not even available in Ghana.
The former chairman of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers reiterated the health benefits of egg consumption and called on the general public to disregard the fears of plastic eggs and continue to consume eggs for their own health benefits.
Social media is awash with rumours of a supposed plastic egg production which has gotten the general public concerned about their health.