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Eggs unmarketable due to news about dangerous dye

by 5m Editor
1 February 2007, at 11:29am

VIETNAM - The information about the discovery of Sudan colourant in eggs in Vietnam has made farmers suffer: Eggs cannot be sold as housewives are keeping away.

Bay Doan, the owner of a 50,000 egg-laying hen farm in Cho Gao district, Tien Giang Province, said that the number of sold eggs had decreased by 30-40% since news was released about the Sudan colourant.

Farmers have complained they could sell eggs at VND800/unit several months ago, but now the price has dropped to VND730/unit.

Big egg traders are also complaining about bad business. Pham Thi Huan, Director of Ba Huan Company, said that sales had decreased by 40-50% since the news was released about the eggs with Sudan. Contracts signed by Ba Huan and partners on providing salted eggs have also been broken.

Hoang Thi Kim Ngan, the owner of a farm in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, said that state management authorities should declare the names of the establishments that provide eggs with toxic substances.

She added that all the farms had to follow strict veterinary procedures, and thus could not add Sudan to food for poultry in order to create an egg with a brighter, deeper yellow yolk.

Source: Vietnam Bridge

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