CNY supermarket special: Maggots on sale! What is going on?!

CNY supermarket special: Maggots on sale! What is going on?!

TheRedDotNews·2018-02-12 20:25

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Typically, during the festive season, supermarkets will come up with a lot of promotions to attract more shoppers. However, what if this was one of the promotions?

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According to Facebook user Tang WS, the eggs being sold at the Tampines branch of the Giant Hypermarket are infested with maggots.

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video he posted has gone viral, having been viewed more than 126,000 times and shared close to 5,000 times.

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In the video, the eggs on display were being sold for S$4.45 for a tray of 30 eggs. They also happened to be infested with maggots.

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What was the cause?

It seems that maggots in eggs isn't a very rare occurrence. There have been a few cases of maggots being found in eggs.

About a year ago, a shopper found maggots in quail eggs.

10 months ago, another shopper found maggots crawling about a tray of eggs too.

Grubs hatch in just 24 hours after their eggs are laid, and more often than not, the short gestation period means that the eggs get overlooked.

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When maggots are found in eggs, it could be that the eggs have cracked, attracting flies to lay their eggs. The eggs would later be a source of food for the maggots as they prepare for their pupa stage.

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Another reason why there might be maggots is that the eggs have already gone bad and the rotten smell has attracted flies to lay their eggs. After all, flies and maggots thrive in environment of decay.

Check your purchases

With just a few days to Chinese New Year, you might be in a shopping frenzy, rushing to buy everything that you need to prepare for CNY. 

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However, it might be prudent to check your purchases before actually paying for them. Or a nasty surprise might just be waiting for you. 

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