AVA responds to case of egg-stremely rare triangular egg

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What are the odds of getting a triangular egg out of the gazillions of basic-looking eggs? Probably nil.

Stomper Neo, however, beat the odds.

On Jul 24 at about 6pm, she bought a carton of 10 eggs from an NTUC FairPrice outlet at Jurong Point before heading home.

To her surprise, out of 10 eggs, there was a triangularly shaped egg among them.

Neo said: "I didn't know whether to keep it, to eat it, or to throw it.

"Only one was like that.

"I was thinking to crack it open to see how the inside would look but didn't, because it was so special so I thought of keeping it."

Neo also added that this was a first for her.

In response to a Stomp query, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said: "Misshapen eggs are not common. Usually, they are laid by a young hen (usually its first lay).

"These eggs may not have fully hardened shells and may become misshapen when the eggs are held in the reproductive tracts for an extended period of time.

"If the egg membranes/shells are not fully developed in misshapen eggs, there could be a risk of bacterial introduction.

"Generally, misshapen eggs that are clean, without cracked shells and stored properly, pose minimal food safety risk.

"Consumers should practise good food safety habits. If in doubt of the safety of the food, do not purchase or consume.

"Food like meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood should be cooked thoroughly before consumption."

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