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Don’t buy frozen eggs, warns DOH

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 02:21 PM January 31, 2023

Don't buy frozen eggs, warns DOH

MANILA, Philippines — With the price of fresh eggs on the rise, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday issued a warning against purchasing frozen eggs because of the risk of bacteria contamination.

At a news conference, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire warned about the potential dangers of using frozen eggs.


“Ang itlog kapag na-subject sa extremes of temperature maaari po siyang mag-breed ng mga organismo na maaaring makasama sa ating katawan, may mga specific na bacteria na easily nako-contaminate niya ang itlog,” said Vergeire.

(When the egg is subjected to extremes of temperature, it can breed organisms that can be harmful to our body. There are specific bacteria that can easily contaminate the egg.)

“Kaya kami po ay nagbibigay ng abiso at ng guidance para po sa ating mga kababayan, itong pong mga fine-freeze na mga itlog maaari pong makasama sa inyong health,” she added.

(That’s why we are giving notice and guidance to our countrymen that these frozen eggs can harm your health.)

Vergeire further explained that while not all eggs may be contaminated once frozen, the risk of contamination will always be there.

“So iwasan po natin ano, let us sell these fresh eggs para po ‘yun pong kinakain ng ating kababayan ay maging healthy pa rin,” said Vergeire.

(So let’s avoid that, let us sell these fresh eggs so that what our countrymen eat will still be healthy.)


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